Mayors from across BC, including Vancouver, Richmond, Squamish and Victoria, are taking a late, last stand against the proposed expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps says the process has been frustrating from the start.
“The new process that was supposed to address the deficiencies of the last process. This process has also failed.”
With the approval earlier this week of an LNG facility in Northern B.C., Helps admits the pipeline is looking more and more like a done deal, but they are not backing down.
“Well, I mean the rumour has it that the federal government is going to approve the Kinder Morgan pipeline. I mean, that’s the word on the street and we’ll believe it when we see it.”
Helps says the deeply flawed consultation and decision making process just doesn’t cut it.
“On that basis, we stand together as mayors and ask the federal government to disregard the inputs from both of the processes and to have a new, fair process that takes into concern the voices and concerns and desires of not just British Columbians, but of Canadians.”
Public consultation on the proposal is now coming to an end.