Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion

BROKE is a group of local residents whose mission is:
• To prevent the expansion of the Kinder Morgan Pipeline, and related infrastructure in Burnaby, and related supertanker traffic, through education, advocacy and partnership;
• To oppose the degradation of our city, our neighbourhoods, and the natural habitat, that an oil pipeline and related industrialization of Burrard Inlet would bring;
• To raise awareness of Burnaby residents about how the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion and increased tanker traffic would impact our community and local environment;
• To promote a clean and sustainable energy future.

Invitation to PEOPLE’S INJUNCTION signing ceremony and strategy potluck

ALL RESIDENTS OF FOREST GROVE, WESTRIDGE, BURNABY AND VANCOUVER ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A POTLUCK DINNER WHEN THIS DOCUMENT WILL BE SIGNED BY ALL WHO ATTEND. TOGETHER WE WILL DECIDE ON NEXT STEPS IN OPPOSING THE KINDER MORGAN EXPANSION, AS DECIDED BY US IN FREE AND OPEN DISCUSSION.

RSVP & Share on Facebook HERE

TIME: 4:30 PM-8:30 PM APRIL 14
LOCATION: ST TIMOTHY PARISH CHURCH 4550 KITCHENER ST BURNABY

MORE INFORMATION: JTBRIGADE@GMAIL.COM

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People’s Injunction

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

Oceans suffering pollution and dead zones

Oceans suffocating as huge dead zones quadruple since 1950

“This is a problem we can solve,” Breitburg said. “Halting climate change requires a global effort, but even local actions can help with nutrient-driven oxygen decline.”

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/04/oceans-suffocating-dead-zones-oxygen-starved

The analysis, published in the journal Science, is the first comprehensive analysis of the areas and states: “Major extinction events in Earth’s history have been associated with warm climates and oxygen-deficient oceans.” Denise Breitburg, at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in the US and who led the analysis, said: “Under the current trajectory that is where we would be headed. But the consequences to humans of staying on that trajectory are so dire that it is hard to imagine we would go quite that far down that path.” “This is a problem we can solve,” Breitburg said. “Halting climate change requires a global effort, but even local actions can help with nutrient-driven oxygen decline.” She pointed to recoveries in Chesapeake Bay in the US and the Thames river in the UK, where better farm and sewage practices led to dead zones disappearing. . . .

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/04/oceans-suffocating-dead-zones-oxygen-starved

Indigenous Chiefs enter battleground to stop Kinder Morgan pipeline

Jan 1, 2018  Battleground year for Indigenous chiefs  by Jon Manchester

The head of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs says First Nations are entering a battleground in 2018. In a New Year’s Day statement, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of Penticton, president of the UBCIC, says there is a “smoldering, undiminished sense of determination, inspiration and hope” as the group rails against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion….

https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/215146/Battleground-year-for-chiefs#.WkrdA4jl37A.facebook

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Kinder Morgan owned pipeline spills hazardous waste

The Berkshire Eagle     By Heather Bellow,   January 3, 2018 

 Markey and Warren want firm action for pipeline’s discharge of ‘hazardous wastewater’ in Agawam by Kinder Morgan owned pipeline company.

A discharge of 16,500 gallons of “hazardous wastewater” from pipeline testing in Agawam has prompted intervention by the two U.S. senators that represent Massachusetts…

http://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/sens-markey-and-warren-want-firm-action-from-epa-and-ferc-for-contaminated-pipeline-wastewater,528589

The expansion project could bring billions in new revenue, but it would also mean an increase in coast-to-port tanker traffic, and with that, an increased risk of oil spills. We follow a tanker as it threads the needle from Burnaby to the open ocean.

A link to The Globe and Mail multimedia presentation ‘Weigh Anchor’ on the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, shipping routes and safety issues.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/kinder-morgan-trans-mountain-pipeline-bc-coast/article35043172/