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Kinder Morgan files expansion plan 0

Jeremy Nuttall

By Jeremy Nuttall, 24 hours Vancouver

The Trans Mountain crude oil pipeline. (PHOTO COURTESY OF KINDER MORGAN ENERGY PARTNERS)

The Trans Mountain crude oil pipeline. (PHOTO COURTESY OF KINDER MORGAN ENERGY PARTNERS)

Trans Mountain officially filed its application with Ottawa to twin an existing pipeline from Alberta to the Lower Mainland Monday.

The subsidiary of Texas-based oil giant Kinder Morgan has been working on the proposal to the National Energy Board for some time. If approved, it would see another pipeline terminate in the north Burnaby area of Burrard Inlet.

This year, the existing pipeline has had smaller breaches and environmental agencies have spoken out against the application.

"The risks that this pipeline and the associated tankers pose to the Salish Sea are just not worth taking," the Wilderness Committee said in a news release.

 

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