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BC Reacts To The NEB’s Pipeline Recommendation

The ECOreport looks at how BC Reacts To The NEB’s Pipeline Recommendation

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMAs everyone expected, the National Energy Board (NEB) has recommended that the Canadian Government approve Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion through the most populated area of British Columbia. The NEB believes the likelihood of a major oil spill “very low,” but “the potential significance” of such a spill “very high.” Kinder Morgan would be required to post calculations of the emissions from all industrial activities and those created during construction of the 1150 km (715 miles) pipeline. If the Trudeau Government agrees and the project goes forward, the number of tankers carrying diluted bitumen out of the Greater Vancouver area could increase from 1 or 2 a week to 10. These are some of the ways BC reacts to the NEB’s pipeline recommendation.
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Three Intervenors Speak Against Trans Mountain Pipeline Hearings

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Broadcast on Cortes Community Radio (CKTZ, 89.5 FM), Powell River Community Radio (CJMP, 90.1 FM)

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What is going on with the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project?

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Broadcast on Cortes Community Radio (CKTZ, 89.5 FM), Powell River Community Radio (CJMP, 90.1 FM) and  Spring Island Radio (107.9 & 102.1 FM GREEN)

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Local residents stopped Kinder Morgan from working

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Local residents stoppeded Kinder Morgan from working on Burnaby Mountain Conservation Forest this morning. Four company workers attempted to access the area where they had been clear cutting trees before the City of Burnaby shut their operation down on September 2. The Kinder Morgan workers abandoned the attempt after being “shouted out,” and tried to access by another route.  When this failed, they left.

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Battle for Burnaby Mountain Conservation Forest is Not Over

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The battle for Burnaby Mountain’s Conservation Forest is not over. The City of Burnaby stated has just issued a press release  stating it will “appeal the National Energy Board’s (NEB) Ruling and Order over-riding Burnaby’s bylaws and granting Kinder Morgan the right to cause damage to Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area for technical studies related to the company’s proposed pipeline.”

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BC’s Pipelines: The Empire Strikes Back!

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The 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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