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B.C.'s former Deputy Minister of Environment has some questions for Enbridge

Tom Gunton is B.C.'s former Deputy Minister of Environment and current director of Simon Fraser University's Resource and Environmental Planning Program. He says based on evidence submitted by Enbridge, a project the size of Northern Gateway would have 46 spills every four years, and that there has been no reduction in the oil spill rate from 1990 to 2010. To him this raises a question:

"If you are so convinced that this is a low-risk project, why are you as a company unwilling to accept the liability for the cost of oil spills?"

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