A group of professional engineers who say Enbridge’s Northern Gateway proposal is three times riskier than the company states is trying to raise $20,000 to ensure their alternative analysis reaches a broader audience.
Brian Gunn, who was the project engineer for the development of the Roberts Bank super port coal terminal in Delta, says he and a group of other professional engineers believe the risk posed by Enbridge’s oil tankers is too high.
“We’ve been heavily involved in resource extraction and transportation of resources,” Gunn said. “Our main effort is to see that these [projects] are done safely. We’re not opposed to … oil, tarsands, pipelines, whatever. We’re opposed to doing it in an unsafe manner. And, in our view, Northern Gateway is not a safe project.”
The engineers studied the risks inherent in Enbridge’s proposed pipeline and oil tanker project. After reviewing Enbridge’s marine shipping risk analysis report, they decided to prepare their own risk analysis.