Monday, September 23, 2013
Morgan should pay the BC gov't
Submitted by Gordon Soules, W. Van, for Norman
believe there are two types of fees that Kinder Morgan should be
required to pay the Government of British Columbia should a decision be
made to approve the proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion, which
would consist of the construction of a second pipeline from Edmonton,
Alberta to Greater Vancouver.
These fees include essential fees and royalties/taxes.
The following are some of the most important fees that the
Government of British Columbia should charge Kinder Morgan. These
fees must not be considered as a source of profit for the B.C.
Government. The Government of British Columbia must have a 100%
guarantee that these fees, whatever their eventual dollar amount may
be, will be paid by Kinder Morgan.
If Kinder Morgan
cannot meet all of these requirements, they should not be given
permission to proceed with the project.
1. An annual
lease fee for the use of Crown land in the construction and
operation of the pipeline
2. All costs associated with oil spills from the pipeline and
3. All costs associated with removing the pipeline and restoring
the land used by Kinder Morgan for the project to an acceptable
standard as set by the Government of British Columbia when the
pipeline is no longer needed
4. Fair compensation to the residents of British Columbia for
having the project constructed in their province
5. Fair compensation to the First Nations regarding the
construction and operation of the project
Any royalties and/or taxes that Kinder Morgan is to pay the
Government of British Columbia should be considered to be any
amounts over and above the essential fees.
In years to come, should the project proceed, the people of British
Columbia should not have to pay billions and billions of dollars for
unexpected costs associated with the project.
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