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Vancouver applies to be Kinder Morgan pipeline intervenor 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)

The City of Vancouver has filed for intervenor status for the proposed twinning of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline.

In a news release the city said it’s concerned about risks presented from an inevitable increase in the amount of tanker traffic in Burrard Inlet that would come with the pipeline.

The project will double the current pipeline from Alberta terminating in Burrard Inlet in Burnaby before petroleum products are shipped out for export.

A recent agreement between Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the National Energy Board gives the former first crack at determining if a pipeline project would present a risk to fisheries.

Marine biologists have said the agreement puts sea life in Burrard Inlet at risk.

 

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