BC has legal and moral obligation to allow other partners in the federation to get their goods to market. If BC feels that the risk/reward ratio for the northern gateway is too large then the southern line should be expanded. I am not personally convinced the northern line is worthwhile. I would rather see a pipeline through Ontario + a pipeline through Vancouver.
there are very few benefits to BC with the northern pipeline and yet you criticized BC for its stance on the risks vs. rewards.
The only people I call Luddites are people who mindlessly oppose all pipelines under any conditions or who reject the notion that BC has an legal and moral obligation to find a way for Alberta to get its goods to the pacific coast. How would BC fare if Washington State and Alberta decided to prohibit the passage of BC products through their territory? I am sure people in BC would be up is arms (and rightly so).