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Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Trans Mountain Expansion Project

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What happens when even a federal cabinet approval isn’t enough to get a pipeline built?

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  • Canada is a world leader in building pipelines that bring lasting benefits


    Since 1953, the Trans Mountain Pipeline system has been safely and efficiently providing the only West Coast pipeline access for Canadian oil products. The pipeline has been adapted over the years to meet evolving needs. A proposed expansion will, when built, create a twinned pipeline that would increase the capacity of the system from 300,000 barrels per day to 890,000.

    Kinder Morgan, the project owner, has been working for years to get this project done. What they have accomplished is remarkable: unprecedented work with First Nations (some 30,000 points of contacts over five years just with Indigenous groups), land owners, municipalities and others. They turned around the Trudeau Government on the pipeline, convincing ministers who had actively campaigned against TMP of the project’s merits.

    The Canadian and B.C. governments both approved the project, subject to 194 environmental and other conditions. Despite this effort, cities like Burnaby have been dragging their feet, trying to prevent construction by not issuing permits. And the new John Horgan government went to court trying to revoke B.C.’s support.  

    Kinder Morgan #Got2Yes. But federal, provincial and municipal governments must now be forced to #Stick2Yes so that construction can get under way.

    There’s too much at stake to let the $7.4-billion Trans Mountain Pipeline project die:

    • • 15,000 constructions jobs
    • • British Columbia's share is 189,000 person-years, including 36,000 during Project development and 39,000 during operations
    • • Alberta's share is 441,000 person-years, including 15,000 during Project development and 13,000 during project operations
    • • $46.7 billion in new government revenue, including $5.7 billion for the B.C. government and $922 million for B.C. municipalities.  

    Let’s #Stick2Yes on Trans Mountain!