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Canada Approved Kinder Morgan’s Pipeline Expansion

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pm1Alberta Premier Rachel Notley applauded the Prime Minister’s “extraordinary leadership.” Peter McCartney of the Wilderness Committee calls it “a betrayal of promises made in the last election to act on science, gain public approval and respect Indigenous rights.” There are already 7 legal challenges of this project underway, and more will follow. The government of Canada approved Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion, “subject to 157 binding conditions.”

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Mayor Derek Corrigan Speaks Against Kinder Morgan

The ECOreport reposts Mayor Derek Corrigan Speaks Against Kinder Morgan at a Rally to Protect Conservation Land on Burnaby Mountain

The City of Burnaby is trying to enforce a municipal bylaw to protect Conservation Land on Burnaby Mountain. The giant US oil company, Kinder Morgan, has begun clear cutting and drilling in preparation for boring through the Mountain to ship heavy tar sands crude oil from Alberta through Burnaby to China.

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BC’s Pipelines: The Empire Strikes Back!

By Roy L Hales

The Federal Government responded within 24 hours of Vancouver’s calling for a referendum on Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain expansion project. Not by ensuring BC residents can obtain a proper hearing before the National Energy Board – Vancouver’s complaint – but by announcing stiffer regulations for oil spills. The title for this episode of the Kinder Morgan saga should be “BC’s Pipelines: The Empire Strikes Back!”
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There will not be a real Kinder Morgan Pipeline Hearing

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMAccording to the City of Burnaby’s lawyer, Greg McDade,  there will not be a real hearing on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline project.  Despite the many public statements by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Premier Christy Clark and Kinder Morgan, people opposing  the project will not get an opportunity to properly present their case or to cross examine Kinder Morgan. They will submit written statements to the National Energy Board, with no assurance the panel will even read them.
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