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Put The Kinder Morgan Pipeline Project On Hold

By Roy L Hales

Eight days after the mayors of seven British Columbian cities issued a joint press release calling on the federal government to put the Kinder Morgan pipeline project on hold, there was an oil spill in Vancouver’s English Bay.

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NEB Says Kinder Morgan Does Not have to Answer

By Roy L Hales

The NEB says Kinder Morgan Does not have to answer British Columbia’s questions about responding to an oil spill.  The province’s motion concerning redactions to the Emergency Management Program (EMP) documents because “sufficient information has been filed from the existing EMP documents to meet the Board’s requirements at this stage of the process”.

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If This Pipeline Project is Not in the Public’s Interest

By Roy L Hales

The legal basis for Kinder Morgan’s actions on Burnaby Mountain is that it is supposedly acting in the public interest. That’s why Section 73 (a) of the NEB Act (Powers of Pipeline Companies) states, “A company may, for the purposes of its undertaking, subject to this Act and to any Special Act applicable to it, (a) enter into and on any Crown land without previous licence therefor, or into or on the land of any person, lying in the intended route of its pipeline, and make surveys, examinations or other necessary arrangements on the land for fixing the site of the pipeline, and set out and ascertain such parts of the land as are necessary and proper for the pipeline.” But what if this pipleine project is not in the public’s interest?

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