B.C. NDP leader John Horgan has ended any doubt – he is unequivocally opposed to the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion proposal.
“SO, NO TO THE PIPELINE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES IF JOHN HORGAN IS THE NEXT PREMIER? That’s correct. We’re going to do our level best to continue to make the case with British Columbians that Mr. Trudeau made an error and this isn’t in the public interest, certainly not here in British Columbia”.
Horgan telling The Jon McComb Show on CKNW that the risk to B.C.’s coastline from the increased tanker traffic is just too great.
The $6.8-billion project would triple the capacity of the Trans Mountain pipeline, from 300,000 to 890,000 barrels a day, and would add 980 kilometres of new pipe along the route from near Edmonton to Burnaby.
It would also increase the number of tankers leaving Vancouver-area waters seven-fold, from five to 34 per month, prompting fierce opposition from local mayors and First Nations who say any risk of a diluted-bitumen spill is unacceptable.