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A thread about common myths about the #transmountain:

heavy crude is a fungible commodity and blocking #TMX will do nothing to affect oil demand all it will do is move demand to suppliers with lower environmental standards and higher per barrel GHG emissions #bcpoli #cdnpoli 1/
When activists say it is about protecting the Southern Resident Killer Whales, remember the #NEB was not allowed to consider how the #TMX reduces threats to the SRKWs from the American side of the border achemistinlangley.net/2018/09/01/on-… #bcpoli #transmountain 2/
What does getting the number of tankers in US waters down mean to the SRKWs? It might improve access to feeding grounds by restoring Rosario Strait to their habitat. Currently they avoid that area, likely due to US tankers achemistinlangley.net/2018/09/27/mor… #bcpoli #transmountain 3/
When activists argue no one wants Alberta heavy oil and that there is no transportation bottleneck. All the data says otherwise, every drop of the stuff is bought for a premium price when it becomes available on the west coast achemistinlangley.net/2019/01/14/on-… #bcpoli #transmountain 4/
When activists claim that heavy crude is an "inferior" product then remind them that heavy crude is an entirely different product than light crude and is highly desirable in the Asian and American markets achemistinlangley.net/2018/04/17/on-… #bcpoli #TransMountain 5/
When activists argue the #TMX will increase risks to the Salish Sea. Explain it reduces regional risks of oil spills. Blocking the TMX will increase the likelihood of a rail spill or a marine spill from a foreign-flagged tanker achemistinlangley.net/2018/07/05/let… #bcpoli #transmountain 6/
When activists make the ridiculous claim that the #transmountain will somehow increase gas prices on the West Coast explain to them that we currently pay a scarcity premium that will be eliminated if we build the #tmx
achemistinlangley.net/2018/03/20/on-… #bcpoli 7/
So who wins and who loses if the #TMX doesn’t go through?

Losers: Canadians, the environment, salmon, the SRKWs (orcas), Canada’s fight against climate change

Winners: Activist NGOs, American refinery owners, and foreign dictatorships
#bcpoli 8/
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