Co-hosting the next in our series of community town hall meetings

Author
Sven Biggs
Burnaby is home to Kinder Morgan’s Westridge Marine Terminal. If Kinder Morgan gets their way, as many as 350 oil tankers a year will fill up with tar sands crude at that terminal by 2017. It was not far from this terminal that a pipeline rupture and oil spill occurred in 2007.

As one of the frontline communities on the pipeline route, Burnaby is key to both Kinder Morgan’s plans to vastly expand tar sands exports and tanker traffic in the Salish Sea, and our campaign to stop them.

Fortunately, people in Burnaby are already coming together to stand up to Kinder Morgan. Recently, concerned residents formed a new local group called Burnaby Residents Opposed to Kinder Morgan Expansion, or BROKE for short.

Tanker Free BC, along with our allies at the Wilderness Committee, are really excited to be co-hosting the next in our series of community town hall meetings on the Kinder Morgan proposal for a new Trans-Mountain pipeline with the folks from BROKE.

The town hall will be on October 10th at 7pm at the Confederation Community Centre at 4585 Albert St.

We will hear from Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan and Burnaby Douglas MP Kennedy Stewart, two local elected representatives who have been outspoken in their concerns about the pipeline.

We really hope that you will join us at this event, which we believe will be an important step in building community opposition in Burnaby.

Please also take the time to invite your friends and family, especially if they live in the Burnaby area! You can forward them this email or invite them on Facebook here.

Sven Biggs
Campaign Director |Tanker Free BC
PS We have a lot of other great events coming up this fall find out more by visiting the events calendar on our website.

Tanker Free BC
http://www.tankerfreebc.org/

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