Thursday, April 26, 2012
The city of Vancouver is ramping up its opposition to the planned expansion of the trans-mountain pipeline from Alberta to the Burnaby end of Vancouver harbour.
That expansion could result in five times more oil tanker traffic in the inner harbour and increased fears of a major spill.
If Kinder Morgan had its way, there would one tanker a day filled with crude travelling through Vancouver waters headed to China.
Gregor Robertson is vehemently opposed to the plan.
Next week, both the park board and city council will be voting on motions to fight the pipeline expansion, and city staff will be asked to come up with a bylaw that would hold pipeline operators and oil tanker owners legally and financially responsible in the event anything goes wrong.