City of Burnaby Releases Video Detailing Reasons Kinder Morgan Route Should Not be Approved

News Release January 18, 2018

City of Burnaby to Participate in Kinder Morgan Pipeline Route Hearing, January 23-25

City also Releases Video Detailing Reasons Route Should Not be Approved From January 23 to 25, the City of Burnaby will participate in a National Energy Board hearing

regarding the proposed route of the Kinder Morgan pipeline through Burnaby.

“The federal government approved the pipeline, but they have not approved the route,” says Mayor Derek Corrigan. “Because of the damage and disruption it would cause to the City and Metro Vancouver’s environment, economy and neighbourhoods – in perpetuity – the City of Burnaby is determined to ensure that this route is never approved.”

For three days at the hearing, the City will demonstrate the significant and unacceptable financial, environmental and social risks inherent to Kinder Morgan’s proposed route through the City’s parks, watercourses and neighbourhoods. The City will also ask the Board to receive further evidence.

To ensure that everyone has access to information about the unacceptable impacts Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline route would have on the environment, economy and people, the City has produced a video that details many of these impacts. The video can be viewed here.

The video features: Mayor Derek Corrigan, Economist Robyn Allan and the City of Burnaby’s Director of Corporate Services, Dipak Dattani, detailing impacts the pipeline would have on the City and region’s economy, environment and citizens; footage of the Kinder Morgan oil spill that coated a north Burnaby neighbourhood with oil and made its way to Burrard Inlet in July 2007*; aerial footage showing where Kinder Morgan is proposing to put its pipeline through parks and neighbourhoods in the City and the planned expansion of its marine terminal in Burrard Inlet, for which Kinder Morgan has already placed a razor wire fence and begun pile driving, damaging the sensitive Burrard Inlet habitat and impacting surrounding residents.

Footage on specific topics can be accessed as follows:

00:49 Lack of Opportunities for Citizen Engagement
03:05 In Burnaby, this is not a Pipeline Twinning. It is an Entirely New Line
05:04 The Proposed Route would have Significant Environmental Impacts
07:45 Footage of 2007 Kinder Morgan Oil Spill in Burnaby
09:15 Alternative Routes were not Appropriately Considered
13:42 The Risks of Having this Pipeline Built through a Densely Populated Area
15:55 The Pipeline will not give the Economic Benefits to Burnaby, British Columbia, or Canada that

Kinder Morgan Promises
17:48 This Pipeline and Route are the Result of a Flawed Review Process
19:55 Aerial View of Approximate Proposed Kinder Morgan Pipeline Route through Burnaby

The Detailed Route Hearing will be held at the Delta Hotel, at 4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby, from January 22-31 and from March 12-22, with Burnaby scheduled to participate from January 23-25. Additional information about the hearing can be found on the National Energy Board’s website, where a livestreaming link will also be posted during the hearing.

(*footage of Kinder Morgan’s 2007 oil spill in Burnaby provided by Shawn Soucy, Spirit Media.) Video produced by Pure Souls Media

For further information, contact: Office of the Mayor Mayor@burnaby.ca

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