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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pipelines and pipe dreams

Energy East was a proposed 4,500-kilometre pipeline that would have transported approximately 1.1 million barrels of crude oil per day from Alberta and Saskatchewan to the refineries of Eastern Canada and a marine terminal in New Brunswick.
Energy East was a proposed 4,500-kilometre pipeline that would have transported approximately 1.1 million barrels of crude oil per day from Alberta and Saskatchewan to the refineries of Eastern Canada and a marine terminal in New Brunswick.

As if Trudeau and his unwise decision to buy the Kinder Morgan pipeline for $4.5 billion wasn’t bad enough, we now have a P.E.I. boy suggesting we should renew calls for a pipeline to the east coast.

How many will remember Jamie Ballem? He ran for the Island PC leadership but lost to Olive Crane. As I recall he did not lose gracefully, he complained bitterly. However, Olive didn’t last long once the backroom boys got to work. I also recall Ballem promoting wind power in those times; now he wants to promote oil? Gee Jamie make up your mind. As this Pipeline East won’t directly affect (we will share the costs) P.E.I. it’s a safe way to proclaim it as a wise decision. He doesn’t have to consult provinces like Quebec etc.

Difficult to understand why anyone would think a 4,600-kilometre pipeline would be a good idea. I don’t even want to contemplate the huge costs of such an insane venture. Are there no politicians out there with even a slight concern climate change might actually be a real and serious threat? And not just to Canada but the whole world?

F. Ben Rodgers,

Abram Village

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