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A Legal Toolbox to Defend BC from the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline & Tankers Project

Subject(s): 
Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain project, BC Government
Author(s): 
Jessica Clogg, Eugene Kung, Gavin Smith, Andrew Gage
Summary: 

The historic NDP/Green alliance in British Columbia has committed to "Immediately employ every tool available to the new government to stop the expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline, the seven-fold increase in tanker traffic on our coast, and the transportation of raw bitumen through our province."

In light of this commitment, many people have been asking: “What can BC do about Kinder Morgan?”

In our opinion, the relevant question is not: “Does BC have tools to stand up to Kinder Morgan?” Rather, it is: “What are the best tools for BC to stand up to Kinder Morgan?”

This brief outlines concrete legal options that a new government could use with respect to Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline and tankers project.

Publication Date: 
June 2017
Year: 
2017
Pages: 
8
City: 
Vancouver
Date Catalogued: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017