B.C. has questions on Trans Mountain

Global News

VANCOUVER – The British Columbia government has questions for Kinder Morgan about the proposed expansion of its Trans Mountain pipeline through the province.

After reviewing the company’s application to the National Energy Board, the province submitted 70 requests Monday for more information on oil spill prevention and response plans on land and at sea.

“Our staff have reviewed the overall application from Kinder Morgan,” Environment Minister Mary Polak said at the legislature.

“What they have done is identified any gaps in information, places where they don’t believe the information from Kinder Morgan is complete or gives us sufficient information to determine whether or not we can support the project.”

Under revised federal rules, the province and hundreds of other interveners will not be allowed to directly cross-examine company experts on their testimony at the review hearings. Instead, they must submit information requests in advance.

Andrew Weaver, a climate scientist and…

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