If all the potential destruction of the pipeline doesn’t seal the debate for you, there are some potent economic arguments. Author Andrew Nikiforuk does a great summary of a new report from aretired Natural Resources Canada geologist. David Hughes says pumping out raw bitumen quickly and depleting a vital resource at relatively low prices isn’t a good energy plan for Canada. In fact, as he points out, there is NO national energy plan for Canada, another good point.
More on geologist David Hughes’ report on The Tyee.