Thursday, August 28, 2014

Can Kinder Morgan Do Whatever It Wants In Burnaby?


Well, in the wake of a recent ruling by the federal NEB, it would appear the answer is yes.

At least according to the fine folks from the company.

Cornelia Naylor of Burnaby Now has the story:

...The city (of Burnaby) opposes the pipeline project and has denied the company an encroachment permit for the work (in Eastlake Park), but the National Energy Board ruled last week that federal legislation gives pipeline companies the power to enter and conduct surveys and tests on any Crown or private land that lies on intended pipeline routes.

According to (Trans Mountain project lead Carey) Johannesson, that means his company has a green light to conduct all the studies it needs to seek NEB approval for its proposed expansion, which would see a section of the pipeline run through the western corner of Burnaby Mountain...

Sounds bad enough, right?


How about the kicker?

...Johannesson said Kinder Morgan would stop its geotechnical studies if the city issued a stop-work order, but the company wouldn’t be headed back to the NEB.

“The board’s already been very clear in their ruling that we have the ability to be able to go on any land, including Burnaby’s land, to be able to do the surveys we need to do to be able to get the information the board requires. I mean, that’s pretty clear,” he said...


Kind of makes the out-of-use railway situation in Creme-Ville pale by comparison, eh?

Hey...Did you catch the story about how CP has agreed to stop tearing down gardens and spraying toxic stuff up and down the Arbutus corridor for awhile so that they can 'talk' with the CoV?...FABula has it.



Anonymous said...

Except the City has the option of expropriating the CP lands.

Which no one seems to want to talk about.

Anonymous said...

Canada is rotten to the core with corruption especially since, Harper's so called majority. Do people recall Harper's famous dictator speech? I am the law. I make the rules. And, by the time I get through with this country? You won't recognize it. Those are the only true words Herr Harper has ever spoken. Canada has never been, a fascist dictatorship before. We went to war so, we wouldn't have, Nazi fascist dictators, running this country.

I think we all knew, what the results of the NEB would be. It was a given right from day one, the Kinder Morgan pipeline would be forced through. Harper his so called Cons and the Campbell/Clark BC Liberals are all a part of, Harper's fascist, dictatorship regime.

Quite frankly, we don't care if Kinder Morgan goes back to the NEB or not. The same lies would just be repeated.