Oil Spills ‘Good for Economy’: Kinder Morgan

21 05 2014

I wish that subject line was a joke.

Sadly, it’s not.

This is an excerpt from Kinder Morgan’s submission to the National Energy Board (NEB) to approve tripling the capacity of their Trans Mountain Pipeline:

Spill response and clean-up creates business and employment opportunities for affected communities, regions, and clean-up service providers, particularly in those communities where spill response equipment is, or would be, staged.

Section, Page 6A-615

Under Kinder Morgan’s proposal, the number of oil tankers travelling out of the port of Vancouver and past Vancouver Island would increase from 5 a month to 34.

An oil spill from one of these tankers would be devastating to our economy and our environment — destroying our fishing stocks, crippling our tourism, damaging our property and threatening our health.

The Green Party is the only party taking a consistent stand against increasing oil tanker traffic off the BC coastline.

That’s why I’m proud that Elizabeth May is an intervenor in the NEB hearings — you and I know that she will do everything possible to represent our voice, and to protect our land and water.

Add your name today and stand with Elizabeth as a defender of the BC coastline.

The Green Party has an economic plan that doesn’t require spinning oil spills as good for the economy. We will create a sustainable economy where our natural resources are developed responsibly, with value added in Canada.

Shaun, taking action makes a difference. Add your name with tens of thousands of Canadians — tell the NEB that you do not want increased oil tanker traffic off the BC coastline.

Take action today:


Thank you,


Paul Estrin
Green Party of Canada




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