|reply to Guspaz |
Re: First nations group pulls out of pipeline hearings
said by Guspaz:For me it's that one accident could do damage that far outweighs the long term financial benefits. Then you still have a mess, and its all been for naught.
Maybe I'm missing something, but why do people care to oppose such a thing in the first place? Accidents are extremely rare.
Honestly if I were in charge in BC I would make an oil pipeline levy/tax. I would calculate the max. estimate of damage from a worst case scenario leak. and add 20% (because every estimate I've ever read underestimates damages). Put all that into an untouchable cleanup fund. Then charge another 10 to 15% on top so the province gets something out of it. If the distribution tax is to high than so be it, no pipeline.
The problem is twofold with that thought ( good idea though)
1) I don't trust any government to actually put that money away for such an occasion, one only needs to look at the money squandered in Alberta from royalties.
2) The cost would be passed on to the Asians, who would pass the cost back to us via exports due to higher costs.
No, I didn't. Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake.......