BC Metis Federation Attracting More Media Attention Regarding Metis Views of the Proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines Project

The recent press release from the BC Metis Federation in response to the interference by the MNBC in communities was posted in the Terrace Daily. The work of the MNBC as a dysfunctional organization continues to speak volumes for itself and media are paying attention more and more.

Click here to read the article on the Terrace Daily website.

One Response to BC Metis Federation Attracting More Media Attention Regarding Metis Views of the Proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines Project

  1. Richard Lucier-larson July 6, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    Tansi all:
    A good article in the Times/Colonist Newspaper this A.M. about Enbridge and it.s liability’s.
    Here is a link .
    http://www.timescolonist.com/business/Expert+voices+fears+over+spill+liability/6893029/story.html
    And a few significant details regarding the mnbc involvement :

    “Canadian and especially B.C. taxpayers are not adequately protected if Enbridge Inc.’s proposed Northern Gateway oilsands pipeline suffers the same kind of catastrophic failure that resulted in a $765 million US spill in Michigan two years ago, a former senior insurance executive says.

    Robyn Allan, former chief executive of Insurance Corp. of B.C., said the 2010 U.S. disaster proves Enbridge is underestimating the potential of human error turning a relatively minor spill into a major one.

    Enbridge told the panel this year that if insurance does not cover damages in the event of a spill, the money could be raised from the company’s cash reserves, by borrowing, or even by selling assets.

    But in her submission, Allan pointed to the corporate entity that will own and operate the Alberta-to-B.C. pipeline – the Northern Gateway Pipelines Limited Partnership – will be distinct from the Calgary based corporate giant Enbridge Inc.

    “The purpose of the structure Enbridge has chosen – a limited partnership – is to limit the exposure investors have for liabilities of the company, not to ‘make good’ on [a] catastrophic spill event,” she told the panel. “Enbridge is claiming something it cannot guarantee the limited partnership will deliver.”

    So my question is how much liability have the rank and file of the mnbc going to be on the hook for if Enbridge has any fairly significant spill ?

    If any of the mnbc members wish to know, I suggest consulting with a good lawyer .

    Richard Lucier-larson
    Who has already asked that question to a good Corporate Lawyer, (paid from my own pocket.)

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