Mount Polley breach: Hold B.C. Liberals accountable for disaster
I am horrified, like many, that this terrible breakdown at Mount Polley mine in the Cariboo has occurred.
This is basic math.
The ground stresses are measured and there is an allowable limit before collapse — or break-out.
The provincial government knew the company, Imperial Metals, violated its mandate and let it do it.
All it takes is a government inspector to drive by and he knows what’s going on.
So, everyone turned a blind eye — especially the inspector.
It was only several years ago that the auditor general of British Columbia made a public statement regarding the credibility of the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) of B.C.
He said the office was utterly ineffectual in enforcing government regulations regarding resource development.
Until Premier Christy Clark’s B.C. Liberal government can win the confidence of the people of British Columbia, no resource development of any kind should be rubberstamped by the EAO.
The people of British Columbia would be delinquent indeed not to hold this government accountable for this appalling disaster.