AMS Responds to BC Govt stance on Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline

VANCOUVER- On January 11 the Government of British Columbia stated in its final submission to the National Energy Board that it was unable to support the $6.8 billion expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline from Alberta to Burnaby. According to the submission, this decision came after Kinder Morgan was unable to provide an adequate plan to prevent and respond to a potential oil spill.

The AMS Student Society of UBC Vancouver enthusiastically welcomes this decision by the Provincial Government. “Due to the serious concerns of the effects of an oil spill on BC’s natural environment, we applaud this stance as an effort to safeguard a clean environment and a commitment to respect the territorial rights of the Aboriginal communities along the affected route,” said Jude Crasta, Vice-President of External Affairs.

Crasta continued to state that the AMS echos the sentiments of Mayor Gregor Robertson concerning the risks posed by increased oil-tanker traffic through Vancouver’s local waters to the economy and the environment in the event of a disaster. “The AMS is strongly committed to a policy on the divestment from fossil fuels and the mitigation of the disastrous effects of climate change on our environment,” Crasta said.

Media Contact
Jude Crasta
Vice-President, External Affairs
vpexternal@ams.ubc.ca
604.822.2050

 

 

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