How will landowners along the pipeline route be affected?
- The Trans Mountain Pipeline project has the potential to affect thousands of landowners along the proposed route.
- The proposed route would run from the tar sands in northern Alberta through Jasper National Park. From there it would enter the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, where it would cross the Vedder Fan aquifer and Chilliwack’s Protected Groundwater Zone. Next, it would run through Surrey, across the Fraser River to the Westridge Marine Terminal at Burrard Inlet in Burnaby.
- Land uses along the existing Trans Mountain Pipeline route have changed over time.
- The pipeline would traverse 15 First First Nations communities.
- The pipeline runs directly under several schools, such as Chilliwack’s Watson Elementary and Burnaby’s Stoney Creek Community School and Lyndhurst Elementary with dozens of other schools being within a short range of the proposed pipeline.
- While Kinder Morgan says the project will remain within the existing right-of-way, that right-of-way does allow for expropriation of land if necessary.