By Salt Spring Forum
Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, August 30, 2017, page 2

The planned expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline is rife with controversy. While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau argues the economic benefits of the project are crucial for Canada, opponents believe the environmental costs far outweigh any benefits the project might provide.

Many First Nations and other communities on British Columbia’s coast strongly oppose the project. The new B.C. government is seeking intervener status to support a combination of 19 lawsuits launched by First Nations, environmental organizations, and others, which have been joined into one major challenge against the pipeline expansion.

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