Kinder Morgan’s Marine Risk Analysis

Submitted by: North Shore NOPE

The evidence:

The Marine Accident Risk Calculation System (MARCS) model, used in the proponent’s application, should not be used to assess the risk of an oil spill in this project because:

  • It appears to be outdated relative to the state of modern statistical analysis;
  • It includes statements without proper citation and when citations were found, the statements were found to be inaccurate;
  • The quality of the review, reporting and documentation is below scientific standards.