It is hard to imagine that an oil spill could have positive economic effects for the people and communities directly affected by such a disastrous event. Surprisingly (or not!), that’s just what Kinder Morgan claimed in its 15,000 page application to the National Energy Board to expand its Trans Mountain pipeline through British Columbia.
The statement, which Kinder Morgan says was taken out of context in an interview given to the Canadian Press, states:
“Spill response and clean-up creates business and employment opportunities for affected communities, regions and cleanup service providers.”
While Kinder Morgan is working hard to clean-up its image, we’re preparing for Nature Canada’s participation in the Trans Mountain pipeline hearings by conducting the required research to develop our testimony and defend our environmental rights.
We urgently need to raise $50,000 by June 30th to ensure we have a solid case to present during the hearings.