More intervenors unhappy with Kinder Morgan

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More intervenors unhappy with Kinder Morgan

Two more municipal governments have joined a growing list of intervenors in the Trans-Mountain review hearings who are unhappy with the answers they are getting from Kinder Morgan.

Langley Township mayor Jack Froese says they have filed with the National Energy Board to try and compel Kinder Morgan to answer questions on costing.

“When they lay the pipes, or even before that, they need to have agreements with all the different utility companies. A memorandum of understanding with all the utility companies and the Township of Langley and there is a cost to that. We wanted to be sure that we were going to be covered for those costs and we haven’t been getting answers on that.”

Froese says there are other issues but potential costs to local taxpayers tops the list.

“One of the bigger concerns was that we didn’t want to be hung with the bill. There is a lot of information and we want to make sure it is safe for the environment, safe for the residents, and that everything is looked after, and that we do get some way of paying for this because we will incur more costs.”

In Burnaby mayor Derek Corrigan says Kinder Morgan failed to answer 62% of the 1700 the city submitted as intervenor questions.

Mayor Derek Corrigan calls many of the responses they did get back “meaningless”.

Burnaby, which openly opposes the pipeline, says Kinder Morgan refused to answer questions about plans to isolate or shut down the pipeline in a worst case spill scenario.

The municipality also said Kinder Morgan refused to provide an oil risk assessment, wouldn’t say if they studied other routes for the pipeline, or say how many Burnaby specific jobs the pipeline would create.

Corrigan also said it was infuriating to hear Kinder Morgan saying it is providing intervenors “robust responses” and defending not providing some answers because they may be “market sensitive” or “would be a security risk to release.”

Burnaby also asked Kinder Morgan for its Emergency Response plan but mayor Derek Corrigan says the city was told it must meet five conditions to see the plan including signing a confidentiality agreement and unconditionally agreeing to take part in any emergency response something Corrigan described as “absurd.”

Both Langley and Burnaby have joined the city of Vancouver, BC Green party MLA Andrew Weaver, and the BC Government in officially asking the NEB to compel Kinder Morgan to cough up answers.


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    • Just WAIT Trev . . . Just Wait . . .

      Been waiting now for over 60 friggin years ! ! !

      This is just a corus of the far-left loons who are against everything but Taxing and Spending my money out of my pocket.

      Build the pipeline NOW . . . time to put BC to work . . . the antis are more irrational every week ! ! !

        • Leave the “Stand-up” to the Socialist Clowns like you Tony . . . always on the wrong side of history but never figuring it out.

          Bet you drive a car, have an i-phone and wear sneakers . . . all dependent on oil. Bet you fly on airplanes and drive on highways . . . all dependent on oil.

          Inexpensive Oil and Gas made us live longer and be more prosperous today than any other previous generation . . . do you think MORE oil and gas will make us MORE or Less Prosperous?
          Since there is NOTHING on the planet to replace them tomorrow, next week or next year . . . why is the insane left so committed to shutting down a large % of Canada’s Economy?

          • We buy the products because that is all were left with thanks to people like you that loves monopolies of Oil &Gas and the $34 billion in subsidies but, for you as long as people are sheep and follow this corporate take over with half of the tar sands under Communist state ownership and you disrespect Canadians because they disagree with you. The world is wrong and you know everything and are right. Something’s wrong with your thinking!

          • So what you’re really trying to say is its ok to ship Canadian/Canada’s raw resources out of the county for just penny’s to the government and then import the finished products and by-products from the Canadian raw resources at dollars. yep talk about supporting the Canadian economy just how far out of touch can one get???

      • Seems you really are out of touch Dale – right loons , your own BC liberal Government are unhappy with Kinder Morgan’s non-answers so who are you yammering at the NDP they already said what they thought and by the looks of it were right! Go to your stock broker and take all your money out of oil and invest in Green in the long run you will be better off! haha

        • You as usual are out of touch . . .
          Kinder Morgan has operated in this region for over 60 years now without incident. They will likely operate for another 60 years with the same MO.
          It is only leftist loons like the Burnaby Mayor, The Vancouver Mayor and Andrew Weaver of the Green insanity party that are front a center on this issue . . .
          You Ken spout nonsense as usual . . . we are losing 10s of Billions today because we can only sell our Oil to Standard Oil in the US midwest at a much reduced rate. Do you think if this becomes the “Status Quo” . . . . you pension and healthcare will get better or worse? Do you think that your children will have more job opportunities of Fewer? That is the question . . .
          Either Canada is able to export what it has in abundance for the benefit of its citizens . . . or we will dance to the tune of the Globalists and Socialists than want to see us crushed.

  1. The fact that the current pipeline has operated without too many issues is irrelevant. The past does not prove the future.
    This pipeline is about shipping resources offshore at rock bottom prices, without adding value. It is about increasing tanker traffic.
    If KM wants to build it, they will have to answer questions. Period. Selecting which questions to answer is an answer in itself, and it is not a good one. It says, loud and clear, that KM will not cooperate on a level that will be acceptable. It says that, at the first sign of trouble, all we’ll be able to reach will be voicemail. If KM wishes to change that perception, the ball is in their court – answer the questions as they were put to you. Pretty simple.