Yesterday it was Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver, today it is the City of Vancouver and the BC Government not happy with Kinder Morgan.
The City of Vancouver filed 394 questions as one of 400 intervenors in the National Energy Board hearings into the proposed twinning of the Trans Mountain pipeline.
But the city says even after Kinder Morgan was granted an extension by the NEB, it only received answers to 248 of its questions.
The city says it will ask the NEB to compel Kinder Morgan to answer its outstanding questions.
So will the BC Government, which has filed a motion with the NEB to also force Kinder Morgan to cough up answers, after getting non-answers back on its 70 or so questions.
Yesterday Green party MLA Andrew Weaver also filed an identical motion after he says Kinder Morgan dismissed or deemed most of his questions irrelevent.
Vancouver Councillor Andrea Reimer says in what responses they did recieve from Kinder Morgan they discovered the company has admitted to a mistake.
“That they had in error said that there emergency plan would be available to the public. We are in a position now where they have refused to provide the emergency plan to anyone who might want it including us the City of Vancouver. As a result we are in no position to be able to comment on wether it is adequate or not or what our concerns might be because we can’t see that plan.
Reimer says this is concerning.
“Now to find out that the application itself had substantial errors in it. For a company to say that it is going to make emergency plans available upon request and then say that, that was an error fis, given the nature of the kinds of concerns the intervenors have, quite a significant and gross error for them to make.”
She says if Vancouver wants to see the emergency plan it has to meet five conditions, including signing onto the plan unconditionally.