Community Advocates to Provide Balance

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Community Advocates to Provide Balance at Kinder Morgan Pipeline Information Sessions

Lower Mainland, BC – As pipeline giant Kinder Morgan continues its series of public information sessions in the Lower Mainland, local residents are calling the company out on the marked absence of detailed maps and information available to residents, and on the generally misleading nature of these events.

WHAT: Skeptics of the proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will be gathering outside the company’s scheduled information sessions in Abbotsford, Langley, Chilliwack & Hope. Representatives from local groups will be there to speak to residents, offering hard facts and a balanced picture of the risks associated with the project.

WHY: Instead of providing meaningful dialogue about their controversial pipeline proposal, these sessions are being used by Kinder Morgan as a sort of “focus group” to promote the project and gauge public opinion. One local resident described the event as similar to a “condo sales centre”. So far, no community-level maps of the pipeline route have been made available. Residents—whose homes, farms and communities could be at risk due to this project—deserve the real facts, as well as an opportunity to engage in a relevant discussion.

WHO: Representatives from the PIPE UP Network joined by supporters and members of the public.

WHERE + WHEN: Set ups will take place outside the following venues.

November 17 2012
Abbotsford Info Session – Sandman Hotel (32720 Simon Avenue) – 1pm-4pm

November 22 2012
Langley info session – Walnut Grove Secondary School (8919 Walnut Grove Drive) – drop in from 5pm-8pm

November 27 2012
Chilliwack Info Session – Best Western Rainbow Country Inn (43791 Industrial Way) – drop in from 5pm-8pm

November 28 2012
Hope Info Session – C. E. Barry Intermediate School (444 Queen Street) – drop in from 5pm-8pm

November 29 2012

Abbotsford Info Session #2 – Straiton Community Hall (4698 Upper Sumas Mountain Road) – drop in from 5pm-8pm

For a full list of the sessions please visit: http://pipe-up.net/2012/11/06/kinder-morgan-schedule-of-public-info-sessions/

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For more information, contact:

Lynn Perrin, PIPE UP Network, Abbotsford, 604-309-9369

Kevin Harper, PIPE UP Network, Langley, 778-995-3201

Sheila Muxlow, PIPE UP Network, Chilliwack, 604-751-0172

Sharlene Harrison-Hinds, PIPE UP Network, Hope, 604-860-0388