Tuesday, February 18, 2014
HarperLand Snubs the US EPA on Kinder Morgan.
When it comes to dilbit pipelines, the Harper government is in no mood to extend courtesies to potential troublemakers, even the American Environmental Protection Agency.
Harper's National Energy Board has rejected a request from the EPA for an extension of time to file a written request to participate in hearings on the Kinder Morgan bitumen pipeline. The EPA said it wasn't aware of the February 12 deadline for applications.
Now you would think that maybe, just maybe, the EPA should be at those hearings given that the dilbit-laden supertankers that will haul Tar Sands bitumen will navigate a shared strait and thereby imperil the state of Washington. And did I mention this is Canada's largest trading partner?
My guess is that Harper and his trained seal, National Energy Board, don't want the EPA calling "bullshit" on yet another rigged hearing.