Giving no credit to oil company

Kinder Morgan is in now way involved in 'environmental leadership'.

I’m more than a little surprised at the choice of Kinder Morgan’s Canadian president Ian Anderson as the keynote speaker for a recent Surrey Board of Trade luncheon honouring environmentally friendly businesses which demonstrate “exceptional dedication to environmental leadership.”

Kinder Morgan has an existing pipeline that has suffered a recent flurry of spills, and they are set to submit an application to the National Energy Board for a massive new pipeline project running through Surrey and up the Fraser Valley. The proposed pipeline would bring up to 890,000 barrels a day of tar sands crude from Alberta to the West Coast for export abroad.

With all due respect, a speech from Kinder Morgan about environmental leadership has as much credibility as a lecture on peace from someone while they have you in a headlock. All it would take is one accident and our coast would never be the same.

Kinder Morgan can’t be allowed to risk our Fraser river salmon, or children playing over pipelines in schoolyards and killer whales surrounded by tankers carrying toxic tar sands crude.

There are thousands of people in this province ready to show real environmental leadership, and stop Kinder Morgan’s pipeline plans for B.C.

 

Ben West

Tar Sands Campaign Director

ForestEthics Advocacy

Surrey North Delta Leader

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