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Kinder Morgan Vancouver Pipeline, Tanker Debate

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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.

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    salamander

    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 ..





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