How Canadian – we’re split on twinning the pipeline

How Canadian – we’re split on twinning the pipeline

By Shachi Kurl – Executive Director

We’ve all witnessed enough family fights to know that when the siblings go at it, they’re simultaneously keeping tongues focused on the insults and eyes focused on which relatives are nodding in agreement.

After weeks of watching the ongoing war of words, political will (and even wine), it turns out the Canadian family is perfectly split about which side to take between British Columbia and Alberta over the twinning of the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline.

To recap, the British Columbia government – led by an NDP premier – has moved to delay, if not derail, the twinning of an existing pipeline running from Alberta to Metro Vancouver. Among other things, B.C. argues the project would increase tanker traffic off Vancouver seven-fold, thus increasing the risk of an oil spill along the Pacific coastline.

For the rest of this piece, please view it on the Ottawa Citizen’s site, where it was initially published.

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