City of Vancouver files for intervenor status on Kinder Morgan expansion

February 10, 2014 | Jobs and the Economy

The City of Vancouver filed for intervenor status with the National Energy Board today on the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, to express the City's significant concerns about the impact of a seven-fold increase in oil tanker traffic and damage from a potential oil spill.

"The proposal to massively expand the amount of oil shipped through Burrard Inlet from Kinder Morgan represents all risk and no benefit for Vancouver," said Mayor Gregor Robertson.

To view the council presentation from Vancouver city staff on the risks of the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, see http://former.vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20131204/documents/ptec2presentation.pdf