By Wanda Chow – Burnaby NewsLeader
Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion (BROKE) is hosting a talk by economist Robyn Allan on Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 p.m. at the Confederation Centre, 4585 Albert St., in Burnaby.
Allan, an expert witness at the hearings into Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline proposal, will speak on the economics behind oil companies’ energy strategy.
Both Northern Gateway and Kinder Morgan’s proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline are aimed at supplying export markets with oil sands bitumen from Alberta.
BROKE is raising concerns about the oil tanker traffic that will resultmore than a supertanker per day in Burrard Inlet alone.
“Until we have a sensible conversation as a country about how we best develop our oil resources in a socially, fiscally and environmentally responsible way for the benefit of all Canadiansand what that looks like in terms of pipeline capacitywere going to continue to be bombarded by these unnecessary oil pipeline proposals,” said a BROKE press release.
Allan will explain “why saying no to these pipelines not only benefits the growth and development of B.C.s economy, but all of Canadaincluding Alberta.”