If you want an idea of what's in store for British Columbia if Harper/Redford/Enbridge/Beijing et al manage to drive their pipelines through to the coast, you need only look to the most recent dilbit spill in Arkansas.
AlterNet offers a handy summary, 6 Things You Need to Know About the Arkansas Oil Spill.
ExxonMobil which is allegedly dealing with the Arkansas clean-up has so much clout it somehow got the FAA to declare the airspace over the pipeline leak a no fly zone. Exxon now has control of the airspace over its damned fiasco and it's even trying to throw a blanket over the state Attorney General.
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, who spoke of future
litigation as a “certainty,” derided attempts by ExxonMobil
representatives to manage his visit to the site.
He added that he had issued a subpoena for documents, data and
other evidence from ExxonMobil pertaining to the ruptured
Lawyers from ExxonMobil were set to arrive Wednesday in Mayflower,
And you think we don't live in a corporatist state?