Oil plan gets complicated

There is a critical assumption regarding the Enbridge pipeline debate that I have yet to hear be mentioned, let alone discussed by anyone.

Dear Sir:

There is a critical assumption regarding the Enbridge pipeline debate that I have yet to hear be mentioned, let alone discussed by anyone.

The assumption is that should the Harper government give the green light to the project, that the Americans will allow Canada to ship oil to a geopolitical adversary. Obama’s recent announcement of a strategic pivot towards the Asia-Pacific region as well as heightened trade tensions with China should give proponents of the project cause to reflect on their geopolitical assumptions.

As an added thought, should tensions continue to rise in the Middle East to the point where either Israel and or the United States actually launch a pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, all talk about shipping Canadian oil and gas to Asia will cease.

Brent Bush,

Kelowna, BC