The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will include oil storage tanks adjacent to Simon Fraser University, residential neighbourhoods and the Burrard Inlet.
The universities in both Calgary and Edmonton are located in [similar] settings. The University of Alberta in Edmonton is above the beautiful North Saskatchewan River and adjacent to parks and residential areas. The University of Calgary is above the famous Bow River valley and adjacent to residential communities.
In view of the horrific inferno at petrochemical storage facilities near Houston, Texas this week, it is incomprehensible to believe that either of these two great Alberta cities would ever allow the construction of oil storage facilities near their universities thereby imposing serious health and safety risks on their citizens in the nearby communities.
Why do Albertans and the Canadian government believe it is in the country’s national interest to impose such risks on Burnaby, Vancouver and the Lower Mainland?
Doug Taylor, North Vancouver