Questions for Hay

Does Marie Hay believe that it is her role to speak for the provincial regulatory authorities?  Who out there believes that B.C. does not have very strict regulatory standards and that their government is not ensuring they are enforced? Who said that stringent emission controls are not incorporated into the design of the WCOL facilities? Is Marie Hay trying to imply that by moving the facility north, there will be less emissions controls and therefore a cheaper plant? It will actually cost more to build the facility to the north)

Is Marie Hay’s view based on her belief that the Lheidli T’enneh back her agenda?  Would her view change if they actually came and supported a project? Why does Marie Hay try to transfer her “false facts” into fears from Lheidli T’enneh?  Marie Hay has no facts and continues to ignore those that are provided to her.

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How many people does Marie Hay think are going to die from “toxic” emissions from the plants and what are the facts that she bases this claim on?  She has raised several concerns and ignores facts that refute her assumptions.

Why does Marie Hay not portray her perspective from her area of expertise, which is as a pediatrician?  Her expertise is not petrochemicals or their effects on humans and we would guess that she has no firsthand expertise in this field.   

Does Marie Hay believe that 500 hours of research by hundreds of “noise makers” (1-2 hours per person) really constitutes scientific research?  We don’t think this is the process that the medical community believes constitutes adequate scientific research for new drugs or procedures.

I can tell you that the real shareholders in this company are virtually all BC investors, with the majority of them from Prince George who believe that British Columbians can do a project like this more responsibly than anyone else.  Does Marie Hay think that Dow, Bayer, Celanese or Nova Chemicals are better suited to work with and listen to the community to develop a project that addresses impacts and provides major benefits to the community than local investors?

It’s not clear what the purpose of Marie Hay’s questions are – she seems to be implying what people related to the project might be thinking, without having actually talked to most of them.  We have met with Marie Hay on a number of occasions and it was her that first suggested that we relocate to the Hart North site to mitigate the impacts of the project on the Prince George airshed.  Clearly, moving the project has not satisfied her and we can only conclude that she is against any development in the region.   

Ken James


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