OneCity opposes the dramatic expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
Vancouver residents have an important stake in this issue and City Hall must represent their long-term interests and oppose Kinder Morgan’s expansion plan. It’s our port, our coastline and our families who will suffer if the plan goes ahead.
With a projected increase in tanker traffic from two per week to 10, sailing from Burnaby Westridge terminal right through Vancouver and then along our coastline, we cannot be complacent about the risks. It is impossible to prevent oil spills and those who claim otherwise have not looked carefully at the recent historical record.
Kinder Morgan’s plan is based on heavy oil supplies from the tar sands – oil that creates more carbon emissions than any other power source. Instead of tar-sands oil we should be focused on renewable sources of energy, and on reducing our use of energy.