Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Dix Pipeline Tricks
NDP leader of waffling on heavy oil
Released by the BC Gov''t Caucus
the dawn of Adrian Dix's 'Political Pipeline Tour' of the Northern
Gateway project, Chilliwack MLA John Les is highlighting the top
three inconsistencies in Dix's position.
1. New BC oil refineries
- On CKNW (July 11, 2012) Adrian Dix confirmed he supported
building new refineries in British Columbia to process heavy oil,
yet he is against the primary delivery mechanism for refineries,
2. Tanker moratorium - Today, there are nearly 1,200 tanker
trips annually along B.C's west coast despite the moratorium Dix
references as key reason for opposing the NGP.
3. Kinder Morgan's proposed pipeline - Kinder Morgan plans to
more than double the capacity of its existing pipeline to carry
heavy oil from Alberta to Burnaby. This pipeline has the same
inherent risks of the NGP, yet Dix refuses to take a stand on the
"These inconsistencies are not surprising since Adrian Dix's NGP
position was built in partnership with federal NDP leader Thomas
Mulcair," said MLA Les. "Dix's tour of the NGP route is nothing more
than political show-boating. He can't stand for B.C. while taking
his orders from Ottawa."
Last week, our government outlined five bottom-line requirements
that must be met to consider supporting heavy oil pipelines that
combine environmental safety with our fair share of fiscal and
"Adrian Dix is playing both sides of the fence regarding heavy oil.
If you're against the NGP you're against building heavy oil
refineries and Kinder Morgan's proposed heavy oil pipeline," said
Les. "Swiss cheese has fewer holes than Adrian Dix's inconsistent
opposition of the NGP."
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