Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion, or BROKE, got together Wednesday night for a town hall to discuss what they call ‘the inherent safety and health risks opposed to the pipeline and oil storage facilities’.
Benoit Dufresne with BROKE says there have been major spills and leaks near schools, daycares and residences, which have left taxpayers with a heavy bill.
So, on top of the safety concerns, he worries for the local residents.
“Chief motive is to help the residents of Burnaby who live on Burnaby Mountain. We’re talking about 30,000 to 50,000 people.”
“There is no issue more important in the world today than climate change. Secondly to protect our waterways, is to protect our air.”
Dufresne adds the costs of emergencies and air quality monitoring have not been factored in to the expense of oil pipelines and tank farms.