This morning, the City of Vancouver released the fifth Greenest City Action Plan Implementation Update, highlighting significant accomplishments made in the 2015/2016 year, such as further increases in trips made by walking and biking, and decreases in community and building greenhouse gases.
Greenest City and Climate Change
The City of Vancouver has taken formal legal action calling out the NEB’s invalid and unlawful decision to recommend Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion. The NEB process for reviewing Kinder Morgan’s pipeline was flawed and biased, shutting both scientific evidence – on the consequences of a major oil spill on our coast, and the impact of greenhouse gas emissions - and community voices out of the process.
June 7, 2016
The Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2
Kinder Morgan’s Proposed Expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline: Not Worth The Risk
In late May, 2016, the National Energy Board (NEB) recommended that the Governor In Council approve Kinder Morgan’s proposal to expand its Trans Mountain Pipeline (TMP).
Mayor Gregor Robertson will be in Ottawa next week to meet with key federal government decision makers in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government, who in December will approve or reject Kinder Morgan’s expanded pipeline proposal. Mayor Robertson will be joined by Chief Maureen Thomas of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Chief Ian Campbell of the Squamish Nation, and Councillor Howard Grant on behalf of the Musqueam Nation.
The City of Vancouver is encouraged that today’s federal budget makes significant commitments to short and long-term investments in housing, transit and social infrastructure, and Mayor Robertson and the City are reaffirming their commitment to work closely with both the provincial and federal governments to expedite projects that put this funding to use.