BROKE to host town hall on pipeline expansion
Burnaby Residents Opposed to Kinder Morgan Expansion (BROKE) are hosting a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. to raise awareness about Kinder Morgan's expansion proposal for its Trans Mountain pipeline.
The meeting, at Confederation Seniors’ Centre, 4585 Albert St. in Burnaby, will feature speakers Rueben George of Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Kennedy Stewart, MP for Burnaby-Douglas, Burnaby mayor Derek Corrigan, Sven Biggs of Tanker Free BC, Ben West of the Wilderness Committee and Mary Hatch of BROKE.
The forum will highlight the proposal to ship crude bitumen from the Alberta oil sands to the pipeline's terminus, Westridge Terminal in North Burnaby.
“A lot of people are assuming that the expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline through Burnaby is business as usual, but there are some differences that significantly elevate the environmental risks to our community,” said Karl Perrin of BROKE.