Coun. Paul McDonell said on Monday the city cannot fight the pipeline expansion alone, and needs support from other municipalities to create a symbolic wall.
Were trying to block it because theres not really a lot of benefit any benefit to us in the city, he said.
Four-hundred-twenty tankers per year will be coming here, its about seven times what we got coming in right now.
In the proposed emergency resolution, the city argues that the National Energy Board review process is unbalanced, unfair and biased in favour of Kinder Morgans interests.
The process approved thus far by the NEB has not provided for a true public hearing that would allow for both oral hearings and cross-examination of evidence for the (pipeline project), the city argued.
McDonell said hes hoping for backing from the provincial government as well. The province last month said it wasnt getting proper responses from Kinder Morgan when information was requested.
McDonell said thats Burnabys position as well the city filed 1,500 information requests, he said, but very few of those were answered.