REPORTING · 8th November 2014
Enbridge was in town on the 8th of October to provide information about the project.
“As a part of the 209 conditions, many of them require public input and consultation. We’ve broken those conditions down into 3 phases,” said Donny Van Dyke.
There were many stations set up, each dealing with the part of the plan. People who attended the event could provide feedback on the drafts. Ultimately, the plans will be submitted to the National Energy Board to meet the requirements.
There was also a product tool kit on display which contains many of the different items. One of the more interactive exhibits was a flask of water and bitumen which participants could shake up and watch separate.
Phase one of the plan will take place until February, 2015. These need to be submitted to the National Energy Board for approval Prior to construction. Phase 2 of consultation will begin around March.
There is still a chance to give feedback at the Enbridge Office in City Centre Mall.
Comment by kitimat first on 12th November 2014
you don't need feedback...you need to give up.
Comment by L C McGee on 11th November 2014
Enbridge needs feedback and a whole new way of doing business. The problem with companies like Enbridge, is their track record. When they have an opportunity to tell the truth, they fudge, they talk sideways, they never just tell the truth. People want transparency, they want open honest communication, not some PR bull that Enbridge has been told will sway peoples opinions. The Kalamazoo and the mess Enbridge made there is fresh in peoples minds, yes, but what really bothers people I think is how Enbridge dealt with it afterwards. Films taken of them hiding oil under dirt, paying fines instead of doing the clean up properly because its cheaper and making the people they harmed fight for any kind of compensation. They don't seem to get that a lot of the objection to the pipeline, wasn't just the risk to our envirement, but Enbridge itself. People feel they lie, and cant be trusted and that cant and wont change until they start practicing an open , honest, business model. It would take a long time to trust a company that had not only as many spills as Enbridge, but then tries to stretch the truth and cover up what they have done. It doesn't help either that Enbridge brought outsiders into town to try and talk to people door to door. They are getting some really bad public relations advice. Trust must be earned, unfortunately Enbridge doesn't seem to know how to go about doing that, they just want short cuts to getting their way. If Enbridge ever wants to put a pipeline through without massive opposition, they should go back and treat the people of the Kalamazoo fairly and clean up that mess properly. Nothing predicts future behavior better than past behavior. Kitimat is not willing to be the next Kalamazoo, nor is it willing to risk our pristine wilderness to a company we don't trust. Does the benefit out weigh the risks? Nope, not when Enbridge is involved.
Here's some feedback Enbridge
Comment by You got to be kidding on 8th November 2014
For starters maybe you can quit trying to pull the wool over our eyes with your smoke and mirror show Enbridge. Is this how you build trust with the people of Kitimat?
In ideal conditions bitumen will seperate from clean water. Like in your demo kit in a sealed beaker. How many of our bodies if water (rivers, lakes and ocean) contain sediment that will adhere to the bitumen and cause it to sink?
Come on Enbridge, do you think we are all that gullible?