I support our indigenous peoples who oppose the business as usual approach. As the article states, and evidence shows, new pipelines are not necessarily safe, as is presumed, since newer pipelines are also defective. Changes that require more damage payments by energy companies (Harper), still fail to address IF communities will actually be fully compensated in a timely fashion for having their homes, incomes, lands and waters destroyed for decades. My recent communication with TransCanada, builder of Energy East, confirms that the dilbit transported to the east coast is NOT directed toward the Canadian market, one of the oft used inaccuracies to push this project. Numbers employed are, like the article says, exaggerated. However, the repercussions of a major leak are not over exaggerated. Aren't Lac Megantic victims just finally receiving money from the oil cartel? That is not taking care of people. Their lives have been ruined - have they been fairly compensated for this?