Sunday, April 08, 2012

The Bishops Get Political

Anglican bishops call for fairness in Northern Gateway pipeline hearings

"Six Anglican bishops from across British Columbia and the Yukon came together on Good Friday calling for the environmental review hearings on Enbridge Inc.'s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline to remain fair and free from political pressure.

"There's some concern that the decision's already been made and that the review process is just a rubber stamp," said Bishop Michael Ingham, of the Diocese of New Westminster. "I think what we're trying to do is call upon the panel itself to resist pressure - political pressure, industry pressure - and to come to a fair, balanced and thorough set of recommendations.""
"The statement asks the National Energy Board review to hear the views of all people who live along the intended route of the pipeline, and pay close attention to the concerns of First Nations communities.

"In a project of this magnitude, it is imperative that the final NEB report on Northern Gateway be thorough and credible and command wide public support."

Ingham said he was worried about pressure from the oil industry and the federal government."
Sounds like they've already made up their minds that there are culprits at large and those culprits are the oil industry and the federal government. Nothing to say about the environmental lobby and other assorted politically inspired nut cases. No politics here./sarc

Gotta wonder what my God-fearing arch-Anglican mother would have thought about this or any of a whole range of assorted whacko positions taken by the Anglican church hierarchy in recent years.

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