The long and winding road. The one where the end never gets closer but the billboards and neon signs along the way keep telling you how spectacular the final destination is. The destination that keeps getting moved further and further into the future. Just keep going, just keep trusting, it's coming. No, really. Every newspaper you open, every TV channel you watch tells you it's just around the corner, that incredible result that the world will be envious of. All brought to you by your intrepid BC Liberals and Princess Christy Flim-flam, who are only interested in the best for British Columbians of course.
LNG, which once meant Liquid Natural Gas now means Logic Never Given. Pacific Northwest and Woodfibre are nothing but elaborate public relations campaigns that will almost certainly never be built. Rich Coleman can continue his Sham-Wow impression but when the corporate interests that will have to spend those billions fall silent, the writing is on the wall.
Site C, the mega-project which never made sense, now tries to justify an estimated 70 year deficit period for BC taxpayers while producing a product with no demand at a staggering loss. BC Hydro has all but abandoned trying to justify the madness. Now they just release estimates and data as quietly as possible. But the Clark government keeps spending on it.
Kinder Morgan continues to misrepresent, misinform, misguide and outright lie regarding the Burnaby Mountain expansion, which is actually a tripling of pipeline capacity. Municipal authorities continue to vow refusal of the project. The Second Narrows of Burrard Inlet are woefully ill equipped for a 3 fold increase in tanker traffic. But the band plays on.
Grant G (@Realmediavoices) returns to deliver The Straight Goods once more on these pipe dreams and more, no pun intended. Visit his work at http://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.ca/
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