B.C. premier takes umbrage with Enbridge


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British Columbia premier Christy Clark is unimpressed by the company that has proposed a pipeline to run through her province.

New revelations about Enbridge Inc.’s inept handling of a 2010 spill of over three millions litres of oil in Michigan sparked strong comments from Clark.  “I think the company should be deeply embarrassed about what unfolded,” the premier said. “If they think they’re going to operate like that in British Columbia – forget it.”

She added: “I think Enbridge has some pretty important questions to answer, because the results of that report are absolutely unacceptable. … That kind of spill that happened in Michigan is not acceptable in British Columbia.”

Federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair said this should be the “final nail in the coffin” for the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline through B.C.

Naturally, Enbridge president Al Monaco disagrees. He claims there is only “a small risk of pipeline leaks that can occur.”

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