Metro Vancouver board votes to oppose Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion
The Metro Vancouver regional district will formally oppose Kinder Morgan's proposed twinning of its Trans Mountain oil pipeline after a vote of the board Friday, Jeff Nagel reports in the Surrey Delta Leader. Nagel's report says:
The decision came after the release of a new projection of the environmental impact of a local oil spill and a report from the City of Burnaby warning it could not contain a major fire at the tank farm near the pipeline terminal.
"If there is a serious or catastrophic incident at the tank farm we are incapable of being able to control that," Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan told the board.
"The more we learn about it the riskier it gets," Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson said of the Kinder Morgan proposal.
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