Pipeline popularity declines: poll
Twinning Kinder Morgan's pipeline will increase tanker traffic around Vancouver. (FILE PHOT/24 HOURS)
A new Insights West poll finds public support for Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has declined by six points since January. There are now just 42% of B.C. residents in favour of the Kinder Morgan proposal, according to Insights West vice-president Mario Canseco.
Opposition for the pipeline is highest among British Columbians aged 18 to 34. In that demographic, about 72% are in opposition. Residents aged 55 and older, meanwhile, are the largest backers of the pipeline at 55%. The survey was conducted May 22 to 28 among 769 residents. The survey has a margin-of-error of 3.5%