Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Abby residents grapple with Kinder Morgan plans at Aug 15 Town Hall
Ben West, WWC
he Wilderness Committee is teaming up with Tanker Free BC and the PIPE UP Network to host a town hall meeting in Abbotsford on Wednesday, August 15, as part of an effort to foster local engagement and rally residents across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley in opposition to Kinder Morgan's proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
What: Despite the known risks, Texas-based Kinder Morgan has silently been transporting tar sands bitumen through their existing Trans Mountain pipeline. Now, with little consultation with residents along the route, the company has announced plans to build a new pipeline alongside the existing one.
mean digging up lands, damming rivers and disturbing major community
infrastructure. It would also double the risk of a tar sands spill
and increase the number of supertankers coming in and out of
Vancouver, putting ecosystems and local businesses at risk while
entrenching a tar sands-dependent export economy.
About the Western Wildlife Committee
The Wilderness Committee is Canada's
largest membership-based, citizen-funded wilderness preservation
organization. We work for the preservation of Canadian and
international wilderness through research and grassroots education.
For more information, visit www.wildernesscommittee.org
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