"Hundreds of Scientists To Canada PM: Pipeline Report 'Deeply Flawed'"

"Hundreds of scientists have signed a letter sent to Canada’s prime minister blasting a federal review recommending the approval of the Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline as biased, Canadian media reported.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to decide whether to approve the $7 billion pipeline, which will extend from Alberta to British Columbia, this month.

“We urge you in the strongest possible terms to reject this report,” the letter said, adding that the study was based on a “flawed analysis of the risks and benefits to [British Columbia’s] environment and society.”

Enbridge Energy’s 730-mile pipeline would pump 525,000 barrels of Alberta tar sands oil every day on to 220 tankers annually in Kitimat on British Columbia’s northwest coast."

Renee Lewis reports for Aljazeera America June 4, 2014.

Thursday, June 5, 2014