Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Pipeline News

Wheeling and Dealing

Stephen wants halt to Kinder Morgan offers after City declines

By Ian Stephen, WaterWealth/Voice file photo

 

he WaterWealth Project, an intervenor in the National Energy Board Hearing on Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project, have submitted a motion to the National Energy Board asking them to tell Trans Mountain to stop negotiating deals worth hundreds of thousands of dollars with participants in the Hearing–deals that hinge on a successful Hearing outcome for the pipeline project–and to make null and void those deals already made.

 

At least four communities with standing in the National Energy Board Hearing on the Project have been approached under Trans Mountain's Community Benefits Program. These four are the City of Chilliwack, a commenter in the Hearing, and three communities with intervenor status; the District of Clearwater, District of Hope, and City of Kamloops.

Chilliwack declined an $800,000 offer, deferring any deal with Kinder Morgan until after the Hearing. The other three communities have signed Community Benefit Agreements ranging from $390,000 to $700,000.

Clearwater and Hope have submitted no documents in the Hearing, missing both of two information request deadlines and the written evidence deadline. Kamloops missed one of the two information request deadlines and the written evidence deadline.

Should Kinder Morgan be allowed to offer money to participants in the National Energy Board Hearing on the Trans Mountain Pipeline while the Hearing is in progress?

Tell us what you think at www.waterwealthproject.com/km-survey

 

 

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