The fight against the disastrous Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline just got a massive boost: B.C. announced that it formally opposes the project. Since then, hundreds of people have taken action in Burnaby and across Canada opposing the broken review process for pipelines.
Our pressure is working. The Federal Government has just agreed to add a climate test and more First Nations consultations to all new oil pipelines. While we're heartened by this news -- it's too little too late.
The government still plans to conclude the Trans Mountain review process in 3 just months even though the government's own audit released today found that the NEB process is totally inadequate.
All this is a huge blow to the Texas pipeline giant's plans -- but the pipeline is not dead yet. That is why it is even more important that we call on the Trudeau government to reject this project.
Even though the provincial government has come out strong against the project, and it's hard to imagine how a pipeline contributing 112,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions a year could pass any sort of climate test, Kinder Morgan just began exploratory drilling for the project late last week off the coast of Burnaby.
We need to urgently stop this pipeline and our best bet is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has the final say on the project.
Let's tell our new Prime Minister that this pipeline will never get built.
Will you call on Prime Minister Trudeau and his Cabinet to put the Trans Mountain pipeline to bed once and for all?
The final National Energy Board (NEB) hearings on the Trans Mountain project started last week. Despite a an extraordinary amount of opposition from First Nations, municipal governments, British Columbians and now even the provincial government, the NEB will still likely rubber stamp it.
Kinder Morgan is so sure of this fact that it has already started exploratory drilling.
Luckily, the National Energy Board doesn't get the final say -- Prime MInister Trudeau's Cabinet does.
So let's make sure they stand on the right side of history. Let's remind the new Liberal government that we're watching to make sure they keep their promises on climate, Indigenous rights and strengthening the NEB -- and that we won't let them quietly push this terrible project through.
Let's stop a pipeline, shall we? Sign now and we'll work with our friends at 350.org to deliver your messages to the National Energy Board hearings on Thursday.
Province of B.C. formally opposes Kinder Morgan expansion, Vancouver Sun, Jan 11, 2015
B.C. government formally opposes Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, National Observer, Jan 11, 2015
Kinder Morgan drilling around Westridge dock, Burnaby NOW, January 14, 2015