Kinder Morgan Concerns

Houston-based Kinder Morgan (formerly Enron Liquid Pipelines LLP)  is one of the largest fossil fuel companies in the world.

The company intends to build a new export pipeline for a dangerous kind of oil called diluted bitumen that would be carved out along the route of the Trans Mountain Pipeline which they bought in 2005. This new pipeline would extend approximately 1100 km between Edmonton, Alberta, and the Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby on the south shore of the Burrard Inlet in the Vancouver harbour. The company would also need to build pumping stations, holding tankers and other infrastructure along the pipeline route and build a new berth for the Westridge marine Terminal on the Burrard Inlet.

The proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline is a risk too great to accept.

 The proposed pipeline would increase the amount of dangerous crude oil traveling through British Columbia water more than seven times: from approximately 60 tankers a year to over 400!

It’s worth noting that the crude oil that the pipeline will carry is for export and will not be refined in Canada. The pipeline project is not intended to meet the energy needs of the Lower Mainland or British Columbia.

We have many concerns about the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline, as it would have serious and far-reaching environmental, economic, and health repercussions for people in British Columbia.

Below you can find a list of questions and answers that lay out some of our concerns. There is just too much at stake to allow this project to proceed.

It’s time to stand together against this proposal! Please feel free to contact us directly with any further questions or comments.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Oil Spills

 

Tanker Traffic in Burrard Inlet

 

The Pipeline Route

 

Wildlife

 

Economics

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