The Stoney Creek Environment Committee in cooperation with community and environmental groups is hosting a series of public forums to discuss Kinder Morgan’s plan to build a new pipeline alongside the existing Trans Mountain Pipeline, increase tanker traffic through the Georgia Straight and expand oil tank capacity on Burnaby Mountain. Videos from the forums can be seen by clicking here.
The Kinder Morgan pipeline now ships 300,000 barrels of oil per day. The planned expansion to 750,000 barrels per day will require that a new pipeline be built through Burnaby, oil tanker traffic dramatically increased through Georgia Straight and Burrard Inlet and expanded oil tank storage capacity on Burnaby Mountain.
Each element of Kinder Morgan’s planned expansion requires careful public consideration and debate. Experts have been invited to speak to increase information about the planned expansion and to provide an opportunity for public input. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be kept informed about future forums.
Get the facts about these important matters and their impact on you and British Columbia at the following community forums:
June 28th, 2012 Thursday 7:00 PM
• Sven Biggs, Tanker Free BC (TankerFreeBC.org)
• Michael Hale, Pipe Up Network
Location: the Jennifer Atchison Environmental Centre,
July 7th, 2012 Saturday 3:00 PM
• Ben West and/or Sheila … Campaign Organizer, Wilderness Committee (wildernesscommittee.org)
• Eric Swanson, NoTankers Director, (Dogwood Initiaive & Notankers.ca)
• Kennedy Stewart MP Burnaby-Douglas
Location: the Jennifer Atchison Environmental Centre, 2730 Beaverbrook Crescent, on the north end of the Stoney Creek Community School grounds. Close to Lougheed Mall in northeast Burnaby.
Invited speakers invited include experts to address the environmental, social, health and economic risks and costs along with the impact of pipeline, tanker and tanks expansion on treaty rights and law.
See the videos of the first two forums by clicking here.
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