Canada to Seattle Environmentalists: We Stand Behind the Kinder Morgan Pipeline

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This article did not mention that canadians do not have a social stigma against taking the bus or train....unlike washington natives. Maybe the activists should start there.
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"in the shared Salish Sea"


The only people who use this term are new arrivals who just found out about it five minutes ago and are trying a little too hard to pass as natives.

Just call it Puget Sound and move away from the counter, you're holding up the line.
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When this project was proposed, were they protesting then? When local hearings for the project were being held, did they protest then like they do now?

The project is planned, approved, paid for, and under several phases of construction. Everyone says it’s gonna get built. Except the too late to the party protesters.
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Burt Webber, a white man of course, came up with the name.
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WTF, Canada?!? Did you get sucked into corporate greed, too? Don't your precious resources and First Nations people count, anymore? What happened to promoting "Supernatural British Columbia"?
@4: Guess what? I'm Caucasian, a native Seattleite, and I wouldn't want a white man's name on everything, either. Especially if it's a corporate name polluting and raping the land and its resources.
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@2- That may be true of some people, but I wouldn't automatically assume that. I grew up and spent most of my life in the San Juans. I've actually been using "Salish sea" a lot more then "Puget Sound" in the last few years, mostly because I spend a lot of time sailing and kayaking all over these waters now. From a nautical point of view, "Salish Sea" is a much more accurate term in this instance then Puget Sound. Nautically, Puget Sound is considered to be the body of water that stretches from Admiralty Inlet, Deception Pass, and the eastern side of the Straight of Juan de Fuca to Olympia and the Hood Canal. (It is used colloquially as the region centered on this body of water, including the northern Olympic Peninsula, San Juan Islands, and Bellingham area.) "Salish Sea" is the collective waters of Puget Sound, Straight of Juan de Fuca, and Straight of Georgia. Since these tankers would be sailing from the Straight of Georgia, through the islands to the Straight of Juan de Fuca, they would never actually enter the Puget Sound proper.
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I don't see how Trudeau is planning to force this through. BC's First Nations never signed the treaty with Canada, and Canadian Courts have affirmed their sovereignty, so unless they can bribe some First Nation(s) to get agreement to the pipeline, and find a route to the Salish that goes through their historic tribal land only, they can't build it. That is, unless the Court reverse the earlier decision that First Nations have a say on what is done to public and tribal land in BC.
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A single oil spill would poison these inland waters for decades--and say goodbye to the Southern Resident Killer Whales. After Exxon Valdez, the orca pod never had a baby survive to adulthood. This oil is shipped to Asia to make plastic--and is sold at a discount because it is low quality. Kinder Morgan wants to drop a toxic asset, and Canada would be foolish to take on this shaky investment. Who would want the jobs created by this cancer-causing industry? Renewable energy jobs are healthier and have an actual future.