The City of Vancouver has taken formal legal action calling out the NEB’s invalid and unlawful decision to recommend Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion. The NEB process for reviewing Kinder Morgan’s pipeline was flawed and biased, shutting both scientific evidence – on the consequences of a major oil spill on our coast, and the impact of greenhouse gas emissions - and community voices out of the process.
Greenest City and Climate Change
June 7, 2016
The Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2
Kinder Morgan’s Proposed Expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline: Not Worth The Risk
In late May, 2016, the National Energy Board (NEB) recommended that the Governor In Council approve Kinder Morgan’s proposal to expand its Trans Mountain Pipeline (TMP).
Mayor Gregor Robertson will be in Ottawa next week to meet with key federal government decision makers in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government, who in December will approve or reject Kinder Morgan’s expanded pipeline proposal. Mayor Robertson will be joined by Chief Maureen Thomas of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Chief Ian Campbell of the Squamish Nation, and Councillor Howard Grant on behalf of the Musqueam Nation.
The City of Vancouver is encouraged that today’s federal budget makes significant commitments to short and long-term investments in housing, transit and social infrastructure, and Mayor Robertson and the City are reaffirming their commitment to work closely with both the provincial and federal governments to expedite projects that put this funding to use.
Starting this summer, there will be a new way to get around Vancouver on two wheels. Today, the City of Vancouver announces its selection of CycleHop Canada as the operator of Vancouver’s public bike share (PBS) program.
“Vancouver's cycling numbers are skyrocketing and we've been hearing from many residents wanting a bike share network here,” says Mayor Gregor Robertson. “Public bike share will extend the reach of transit and walking trips and will be a great way for people to move around Vancouver, while supporting our Healthy City and Greenest City goals.”