The Green Party of Alberta applauds this decision from our BC neighbors. We call on the continued development of new technologies to transport our heavy oil as showcased in this innovation being made right here in Alberta to turn the bitumen into balls to be transported by rail.
The Greens opposition to pipelines carrying diluent has always been about that component and not the concept of a pipeline. Until we can assure ourselves that the tools are there for us to clean-up a spill with diluent in it, we are taking an enormous risk with our environment.
The recent tanker disaster off the coast of the East China Sea that was carrying diluent underscores the devastating environmental damage that will be done to that marine landscape.