Kinder Morgan proposed pipeline in Western Canada

This was my part of a group project on Strategic Environmental Assessment in 2018. Basically a list of key points, might be handy for those wanting to get a hold of this issue.

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in Canada

SEA at Provincial Level (British Columbia)

Kinder Morgan (Trans Mountain) pipeline.

Pipeline timeline

Update 30/5/18 (16:20 NZST). Canadian Government is going to buy the pipeline from Kinder Morgan. This kind of complicates the opposition to it. Will be an interesting next 12 months or so. Basically Canadian Government is either playing a National strategic game (likely) or they are helping out Kinder Morgan (also likely but not compatible with first suggestion). I suspect that the pipeline will be sold back at the first post build opportunity (If you disagree say so in the comments). Also Vancouver is infested with gender politics which is clearly an elite agenda. I’m not sure though how this has impacted so far but if you can trust someone like Morgane Oger then you’re far less cynical than I am.

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