Pipeline to Delta idea won't go away

Delta Optimist
Sandor Gyarmati
Date Published: 
Fri, 11/18/2016

Quoted from the article (online here):

The idea of rerouting the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline expansion through Delta refuses to go away.

More fuel was added to that fire this week when former B.C. premier Mike Harcourt told the media that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should consider a "Plan B" to the $5.4-billion Kinder Morgan proposal. He said an alternate route has to be considered, either to Deltaport at Roberts Bank or to the Cherry Point refinery in Washington state.


Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington wasted no time this week responding to the latest suggestion the pipeline should run through Delta.

"Re-routing Kinder Morgan's pipeline to the mouth of the Fraser River is a clear non-starter. The Fraser River delta is critical ecological habitat for millions of threatened shorebirds and salmon, and a bitumen spill on Delta's foreshore would be a disaster with monumental environmental, social and economic consequences. I am firmly opposed to any such suggestion and the people of Delta will not stand for it," she said.

"Mr. Harcourt is the latest in a line of political figures who do not understand the sensitive habitat at Roberts Bank, which is part of the great Fraser estuary. Last year, Premier Notley weighed in with the same misguided suggestion."

Read the full article at the Delta Optimist.

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