Columnist articulates pipeline issue clearly

Reader happy to have clear facts on pipeline project

Re: Separating oil from manure (B.C. Views, Sept. 5)

Kudos to Tom Fletcher. Finally, some clear facts regarding pipelines and oil spills. I sincerely hope that those opposing the pipeline will respond with substance rather than the emotional hype and paranoia of total environmental disasters.

A friend of mine who is a member of one of the First Nations that live along the proposed Enbridge route told me that his opposition to the pipeline is based on the thickness, or rather the “thin-ness,” of the proposed pipe. He understands from information he has received from his elders that Enbridge acknowledged they have not met specifications that could prevent potential leaks.

So far, that is the only rational objection I have heard to oppose the existing proposal, and it is not insurmountable. Make the pipe thicker.

Please, someone give me factual reasons why I should not support this project.

Eli W. Fricker

North Saanich