Many protesters unable to attend

NANAIMO: Re: Protest raises some doubts, Opinion, Oct. 25.

To the Editor,

Re: Protest raises some doubts, Opinion, Oct. 25.

Maybe the protest against the pipeline lacked the huge crowds anticipated because some of us had to work.

I have huge problems with the pipeline and Enbridge’s record of pipeline safety, but more than that, I have even bigger problems with the tanker traffic in and around Haida Gwaii with its unique  nowhere-else-in-the-world fauna and rugged coastline.

These tankers are three times the size of the Exxon Valdez and we don’t want that kind of disaster in these pristine waters.

Anyone who has lived near the coast for any length of time is fully aware where the normal winter storm track lies. Funny, but doesn’t the Pacific “firehose” weather pattern complete with storm warnings, high winds and surf point directly toward that area?

All this to send dirty tar sands oil to China so we can buy their cheap crap.

No thanks.

Melanie Kirk


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