On January 11, the Province of British Columbia announced its opposition to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline in its submission to the National Energy Board. According to Forest Ethics:
"The B.C. government created a simple test that Kinder Morgan simply fails. The five conditions the Texas oil company must meet before B.C. will approve the Trans Mountain pipeline proposal are critical for protecting public safety, the health of Vancouver citizens, the rights of First Nations, and whale and other marine species. Despite the possible rubberstamp from the Harper NEB, the project can’t meet any of the five.
"The Trans Mountain project isn't going to overcome the technical hurdle of keeping heavy toxic tar sands out of the environment. It’s not going to overcome the opposition of First Nations and it’s not going to overcome the opposition of the thousands of citizens who fought Kinder Morgan on Burnaby Mountain. The list of local governments opposing the project continues to grow and opposition to this dangerous, unnecessary pipeline will only grow stronger until this proposal is rejected once and for all."
On Saturday January 23, at 1 p.m., join people from across the country at the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre, 4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby, B.C. Click here for the flyer for this event. Spread the word and come on out.
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