This reader voting yes
READERS WRITE: This reader voting yes
Written by Dennis La Hue for The Northern Sentinel, April 2, 2014
On April 12th, I’ll be voting “yes” in support of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, which has undergone thorough public and scientific scrutiny.
In December, a non-partisan panel recommended moving ahead with the pipeline subject to 209 rigorous environmental and socio-economic conditions.
Pipelines are not new to this country, this province or this region. Canadians know how to build safe pipelines — they’ve been building them since the 1850s. We’ve learned a lot in that time, and modern pipelines are the safest way to transport Canada’s oil.
Northern Gateway will provide direct economic benefits to Kitimat, including 180 jobs and some $5 million in tax revenue, while ensuring our beautiful environment is protected.
Dennis La Hue