City fires back at Kinder Morgan over proposed Burnaby Mountain pipeline route

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

Burnaby council has voted to forward an emergency resolution to the Union of BC Municipalities in its latest move against Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion.

Mayor Derek Corrigan says it’s an effort to try and prevent the energy company from conducting land surveys as it looks to tunnel through Burnaby Mountain.

“Those who believe in a democratic process are frustrated by what’s happening here.  It seems that the field is slanted to Kinder Morgan’s advantage.”

The National Energy Board ruled in Kinder Morgan’s favour last week, approving its studying of the Burnaby Mountain route without needing the city’s permission.

The UBCM holds its annual conference next month.

Comments

  1. I realy hope you injoy your new pipe line , and if you strike gold in the proses , then you could have an open pit gold mine , look at all the jobes , it could generate .

  2. Maybe the next time the City of Burnaby decides to expropriate privately owned property as part of a bigger project they will get an insite into the anger that the helpless home owner feels !

    While they are at the UBCM general meeting maybe they should also ask that an emergency resolution be voted on to stop the snow from falling on Burnaby Mountain each year !! In either case the outcome of the vote would have the same significance .

    • The alternative Trev is already happening today . . . it is RAIL Transportation . . . and of course experts like you know it is much safer than a pipeline . . . yes !

      There are 100s of thousands of miles of pipelines in North America . . . easily the safest method to transport the products we need to maintain our comfortable lifestyles. The “antis” think another few hundred miles is a problem? That is irrational . . .

    • “Refineit in Alberta” ? ? ?

      Then what Trev? How do we move it? Do we build 10 or 12 pipelines for all the different products or a fleet or trucks? Try to think this through Trev . . . instead of just running on emotion!

  3. I used to work out at BERRY POINT , right by the Shevron Refinery , was nice and peace full ,
    My job was to keep the nut bars out , and manage a water and land lease for a company , that shipped raw logs to the orient . BURNABY MOUNTIAN ISN’T VERRY BIG , AND SHOULDN’T TAKE VERRY LONG FOR THEM TO TUNNEL THROUGH IT , THAN IT’S BUSINUS AS USUAL .
    MOST OF THE OIL , OR BITCHAMIN . WOULD LEAVE THE PORT FOR OVER SEAS .
    aND AS FAR AS BURNABY , IT HAS A FEW GOVERNMENT OFFICES , BUT OTHER THAN THAT YOU CAN HAVE IT .

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