LETTER: Oil doesn’t just evaporate and go away

Just ask the people in Appledale how fast the oil spill evaporated harmlessly into the air.

It was interesting to read David Black’s position against shipping bitumen in pipelines and tankers, a position I share with him.

However, he then described how a refinery of said black sludge, aka bitumen, could be safely refined in Kitimat and turned into so-called harmless light crude oil, which, he said, is much “safer” and would evaporate and just disappear like a cloud of harmless dust.

Just ask the people in Appledale how fast the oil spill evaporated harmlessly into the air.

It’s oil, folks, and it doesn’t just go away.

Isn’t it time to realize nothing just “goes away” it goes from here to somewhere else.

There is no such thing as a pipeline that doesn’t eventually leak.

So, let’s just keep all that nasty icky oil in Alberta, and let them refine it for Canada, not risk our environment for Asia.

Frankly, I think these oil leaks, spills, explosions (think BP in New Orleans and the Exxon Valdez) are the revenge of the dinosaurs against the humans who are digging up their graves deep down in the ground.

Bonnie Baker


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