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Salish Sea Sentinel | December 19, 2018

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“Grave concern” and praise over pipelines

Tsleil-Waututh Nation – The People of the Inlet – has praised the BC government’s stand on the northern Enbridge pipeline while laying out its worries over Kinder Morgan’s plans for an oil sands pipeline in its own backyard.

Chief Maureen Thomas said: “Today we raise our hands to Premier Clark and the Government of BC for making the right decision.”

That comment came after BC said that it does not support Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project – from Alberta to Kitimat – because it has not been able to address the province’s concerns about the environment.

But she also scolded Kinder Morgan’s plans to triple oil storage tank capacity in Burnaby, directly across Burrard Inlet from her nation, and the company’s plans to significantly expand its Westridge Marine terminal. “Kinder Morgan’s plans should concern us all,” she said.

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