Common Sense Canadian

Kinder Morgan Vancouver Pipeline, Tanker Debate

PostedNovember 12, 2012 by in BC

On Oct 30, the Board of Change hosted a debate in Vancouver on American energy pipeline giant Kinder Morgan’s plans to turn Vancouver into a shipping port to access new foreign markets with Alberta Tar Sands bitumen. The company wants to build a new 450,000 barrel per day pipeline to Burrard Inlet and increase tanker traffic by 20 fold what it was up until recently. Hear both sides of the story as representatives of Kinder Morgan and the shipping industry square off against an environmental activist, lawyer and filmmaker over the future of the world’s “Greenest City”, the province of BC and the planet. Told here in 5 parts (scroll down).


About the Author

Damien Gillis

Damien Gillis is a Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker with a focus on environmental and social justice issues - especially relating to water, energy, and saving Canada's wild salmon - working with many environmental organizations in BC and around the world. He is the co-founder, along with Rafe Mair, of The Common Sense Canadian, and a board member of both the BC Environmental Network and the Haig-Brown Institute.



    The trick is to negotiate not for your spouse to stop the divorce, but to negotiate for time.
    Usually, the clerk of court will ask you to submit a new document stating the reason
    for your request to dismiss the case. For others, the curve
    ball may be losing your job, facing a health challenge, or losing a loved


    They will just remove thhe worst of the dirt aand will not make individual stain
    removal. Thhe maun goal is to treat the window treatments, carpets and rugs like vazrious companies
    would treat the own. If you enoy your plush flooring then you absolutely must protect it
    against accidental spills annd carelessness.

    tom baker

    WE all know that oil is finite ,we should be rationing fuel ,regulating the use of the burning of fossil fuels ,ie cars and trucks . Not subsidizing the auto industry, we should not export any fuel , as we would be a strong nation to be able to still have fuel to burn in a 100 yrs . Stop making the internal combustion engine ,it is killing us . Start subsidizing the alternative energy sector .


    Tremendous informative resource you’ve provided..
    I wish now, that I had taken written notes.. rather than just observed, listened, learned. Has this exceptional session been transcribed ? That would extend the value.

    I’m sure you look back on this.. and wish there had been more time, more questions, more answers..

    I’ll use this resource to help shape my perspectives, questions, indignation.. my personal evaluation or risk analysis..

    Thank you, thank you, thank you ..

Leave a Response