November 25, 2015

Burnaby to appeal Kinder-Morgan pipeline decision (and waste more taxpayer money)

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

At this time last year, there were on-going protests against Kinder-Morgan’s proposed Trans-Mountain pipeline which brought out all the anti-oilsands and anti-pipeline riff-raff.

They were joined by a less noisy but even more powerful bunch from among the political class —- NDP types like Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan who attempted to stop the pipeline project through the courts.

The good news is that the Supreme Court of Canada quashed the effort by the city of Burnaby challenging the jurisdictional authority of the National Energy Board Act.

The bad news is, in what certainly seems like a waste of taxpayer money, they’ve already filed an appeal.

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commented 2015-11-26 01:38:00 -0500
Christopher Wilson :If you look behind $ and learn a "bit more about the area and the proposal you will be surprised how stupid is was what you just sad.
commented 2015-11-26 00:09:03 -0500
Lets see. Northern Gateway is Dead. Keystone is Dead. No Tankers off the Northern Coast of BC (tell that to the US). Soon to be no tankers anywhere off the west coast of Canada including the Juan De Fuca Strait (tell the US and Puget Sound Traffic Management System to go Fuca themselves). Kinder Morgan is as good as dead. It will never happen. Good. Soon to be no tanker traffic in Vancouver Harbour. Good! In fact, no cargo ships of any kind will be allowed in the harbour as they do have a great deal of bunker C in their tanks. Good, good and even more good. Just like the Mayor has promised: Vancouver will be the greenest city in the world. Only one problem, no one will be living there to reap the green award as there will no economy to speak of. Then again the cost of housing should come down. Great! Then again, again, Alberta will be hooped (if they’re not already) along with the wheat fields, nasty oil and that equally nastier potash stuff of the prairie provinces. Manitoba?? Get real. BTW, why doesn’t the same tanker ban apply equally to the East Coast. Oh, I forgot, the East Coast isn’t pristine enough. And their weather sucks. Oh, I get it now. It’s so, so foggy all of the time down there that no one will really notice the tanker traffic.. Oh, I get it again. Middle Eastern, and Venezuelan oil has to get to Canada somehow! Yes indeedy.
commented 2015-11-25 23:15:15 -0500
And that’s the “nut” of it.. As Bill Smith noted, inter-provincial pipelines are under the jurisdiction of federal government agencies, not municipal government… While no municipality wants to be rode over “roughshod”, like what happened with windfarms in Winnie The Poo’s Ontario, this pipeline has been in existence for some six decades!… It sits on a federally approved corridor of land… What is taking place in Burnaby right now is pure guerilla theatre… I’d hate to be a taxpayer there, watching dollars being flushed down the drain, and to what purpose?… By the way, don’t residents of Burnaby – and The Mayor – drive gas-driven cars, or do they all use bicycles, solar panels, and methane from hamster poop?
commented 2015-11-25 18:29:34 -0500
Shut the existing pipelines off to BC and the fuel hauls. We’ll break them in week.
commented 2015-11-25 16:19:00 -0500
Steve – I think you should read Bill’s comment because yours really doesn’t make sense.
commented 2015-11-25 15:14:36 -0500
Steve….. huh???? Maybe you should read the comment.
commented 2015-11-25 15:01:13 -0500
We don’t want anything from Alberta, especially petroleum products. BC is too clean and green
commented 2015-11-25 14:16:38 -0500
BILL SMITH commented 17 mins ago – blah blah blah – I didn’t read your drivel and it easily seen that you are one of those social justice man-fools.
commented 2015-11-25 14:11:52 -0500
Yep. Yep. Yep. Notley’s carbon money grab from the average Joe that was to show that Alberta is now progressive caring for the environment, even though we always have been, and environmental socialists can now lighten up on the new progressive Alberta sure worked wonders.
commented 2015-11-25 13:57:45 -0500
A little background on Burnaby. Corrigan is the leader of the city level NDP franchise called BCA.. if one becomes a member of BCA, they automatically become a NDP member…. and, there is a ready made group of highly politically active unions who are in constant campaign mode… all 3 levels of NDP are all in cahoots. As well, Burnaby is the least democratic jurisdiction in all of North America…. only twenty something percentage of the population votes in city elections and even running for opposition is a fool’s game. In 2011, for example, BCA received ‘donations’ from public unions to a tune of about 300 ~ 400K $, enough to allow a mere 16% of eligible voters to elect a 100% NDP city hall without a single opposition member. The 2011 election has school bullying as the main issue… but infact, the proposed school policy didn’t even mention the word ‘bullying’.. it was basically a gay education program and if any disagreed, they were instantly labeled as a bigot and as a person in favour of bullying. In 2014, NDP / BCA raised about half a million dollars vs the only other party running, a coalition party, who raised only 30K… just the CUPE union alone ‘donated’ 92K to NDP / BCA (three times the amount of the alternative party’s total funding)…. and the result was the same… about 17% of eligible voters ‘elected’ and full NDP / BCA slate and again, not a single opposition member. The 2014 election was naively centered around the KM pipeline expansion despite this being out of municipal jurisdiction… and thus the endless court cases. It’s not a factual or pragmatic matter, it’s a political football.. a boogie man for NDP / BCA member to work themselves up over.
commented 2015-11-25 13:11:07 -0500
I misspoke, the pipeline has been in operation since 1953 not 1954, sorry all!