HOPE, B.C. — Another leak has been detected along Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline which crosses southern British Columbia carrying petroleum products from Alberta.
Kinder Morgan spokesman Andy Galarnyk confirms the line has been shut down as a precaution after a company crew noticed a problem in the Hope area, about 150 kilometres east of Vancouver.
Galarnyk says regulatory agencies and local authorities have been notified and the company is following the same procedures used on June 12 when a small leak occurred near Merritt, about 120 kilometres north of Hope.
From Root Force
The home of Richard Morgan, CEO of Kinder Morgan, which is building new oil, gas and tar sands pipelines in Arizona, Pennsylvania and across Canada. He lives at 2929 Lazy Lane Boulevard, Houston, TX 77019-1301
Kinder Morgan is the company responsible for building the Tennessee natural gas pipeline in Pennsylvania and also the company pushing to build a new TransMountain pipeline across indigenous land in Canada to transport tar sands to the country’s west coast. Both of these projects are the target of ongoing resistance campaigns.
Turns out the same company is also pushing a natural gas pipeline across sensitive habitat (is there any other kind?) in southern Arizona:
“The Pima County Board of Supervisors will officially oppose a planned natural gas pipeline between Tucson and Sasabe.
In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the board approved a resolution opposing the pipeline and plans to protest the project in the federal approval process.
Kinder Morgan has applied to build a 59-mile pipeline through the Altar Valley and next to the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge.”
Upset about these pipeline plans? Write Kinder Morgan CEO Richard Kinder a letter at his home address and let him know what you think!
Remember what Ms. Manners would probably say (if we asked): just because someone is murdering the planet is no excuse for rudeness. Always be polite!
Second Tree-Sit Deployed Against Tennessee Pipeline!
Lotorto in an Eastern Hemlock
Local resident Alex Lotorto has freeclimbed a tree to stop felling. When asked for statement Lotorto said, “Before she passed, my mother sold homes on top of Cummins Hill. These homes were valued for their scenic views and proximity to recreation in the forest. Her job in realty put food on the table for me and my family. I am sitting in this tree to defend the livelihoods of the people in this community.”
This past Saturday, February 23, 2013, 100 residents and friends marched against the Tennessee Pipeline across the Milford Bridge, from Milford, PA to Montague, NJ over the Delaware River.
Vancouver protester Hunter Johnson covered herself with molasses to highlight concern about oil spills.
Hundreds of people marched through downtown Vancouver streets today (March 26) in a boisterous display of opposition to oil tanker traffic along British Columbia’s coast.
Organized by first nation and environmental groups, the demonstration came just days after the 23rd anniversary of the infamous Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska.
A noon rally at the Vancouver Art Gallery drew an estimated 1,000 protesters who chanted and held signs that read: “No tankers on our coast” and “Oil and water don’t mix”.
Speakers criticized Kinder Morgan’s planned expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline to Burnaby and the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline to Kitimat.
For full article see source as cross-posted from here
A Vancouver-based environmental group intends to use the Burnaby site of a dramatic oil pipeline rupture four years ago to emphasize its opposition to a planned expansion by Kinder Morgan.
Wilderness Committee (WC) will hold a demonstration on Saturday, Aug. 27 beginning where Hastings Street turns into Inlet Drive. That’s the spot where Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline was ruptured by road construction crews working July 24, 2007. Oil spewed 12 metres in the air flowing downhill toward Burrard Inlet and hitting as many as 100 homes in the area.
The protest is scheduled to coincide with mass civil disobedience planned for Washington, D.C., to protest the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline to carry crude oil from northern Alberta to American refineries.
Along with opposing Keystone XL, WC has set it sights on Kinder Morgan’s plans to expand its Trans Mountain pipeline from the oil sands and its terminal in North Burnaby.
WC says the expansion will mean tankers bigger than the ones now using the dock will be sailing in Burrard Inlet. The current ones, claim the Wilderness Committe, carry more than three times the oil spilled by the Exxon Valdez in Alaska in March 1989.
Sven Biggs, Wilderness Committee outreach director, said the event will start at 2 p.m. with protesters marching down the hill to the gates of Kinger Morgan’s Westridge Terminal.
For the full article go to source of cross-post here