Port should not be oil export giant

The NDP believes that any proposal to dramatically increase the flow of oil through the Kinder Morgan pipeline is not acceptable.

The headline in your April 24 (online) story reporting my comments on the NDP’s position on Kinder Morgan and oil tanker traffic through the Port of Vancouver does not accurately reflect my position or that of the B.C. NDP (“New Kinder Morgan oil port might satisfy NDP promise”).

Adrian Dix and the B.C. NDP believe that any proposal to dramatically increase the flow of oil through the Kinder Morgan pipeline is not acceptable, no matter where the pipeline terminates.

In our view, the Port of Vancouver should not be transformed into a major oil export facility.

Kinder Morgan has not applied for approval of its plans and we await their formal application. Should British Columbians choose to elect a B.C. NDP government, we will conduct a made-in-B.C. review of their proposal and decisions will be made here in British Columbia.

 

John Horgan, B.C. NDP energy critic

Surrey North Delta Leader