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Kinder Morgan

Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion timeline and next steps

Feb. 2011

First inklings Kinder Morgan is serious about expanding Trans Mountain pipeline. It’s been “oversubscribed,” meaning shipping demand exceeds the volumes the line can handle, which is 300,000 barrels per day.

August to December 2011

The Wilderness Committee’s Ben West, the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan come out against the pipeline expansion. Newly elected MP Kennedy Stewart is also raising concerns.

April 2012

NEB approves Kinder Morgan pipeline But final decision rests with federal cabinet

The Kinder Morgan pipeline plan just cleared a major hurdle.

The National Energy Board is recommending the federal government approve the company’s plan to twin the Trans Mountain pipeline as long as 157 conditions are met.

The announcement came down today (Thursday), after more than two years of hearings and a record number of participants weighing in.

Province steps into pipeline proposal

It appears Kinder Morgan will have another hoop to jump through if an expansion of its Trans Mountain Pipeline is ever going to become a reality.

Last week, B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) officially notified the energy company the proposed billion-dollar project would have to go through the province’s environmental assessment process.

According to the letter dated April 8, Kinder Morgan Canada may not undertake or carry on any activity related to the Trans Mountain Expansion Project without an EA certificate.

Getting Sued for Speaking Out

Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC, a subsidiary of the giant transnational oil company Kinder Morgan, applied for and was granted an injunction in October 2014 to stop rallies and demonstrations on Burnaby Mountain Conservation Land. Trans Mountain alleged damages associated with the rallies of $5.6 million and five people were named in the lawsuit along with Jane and John Doe and the Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan (BROKE) - a community non-profit group.

Kinder Morgan v. Freedom of Speech

To what extent does our society afford us a right to freedom of expression?