Talking Tankers Citizen Concerns Around Pipeline Extension

June 01, 2014 - October 31, 2014

The SFU Centre for Dialogue is pleased to release the final report from “Talk Tankers: A Citizens’ Dialogue on Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline”, which was convened in partnership with the City of Vancouver.

An application to expand the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline, which runs from near Edmonton through BC and terminates in Burnaby, BC, is currently under review by the National Energy Board (NEB), the independent federal agency established to regulate international and interprovincial aspects of the oil, gas and electric utility industries. The City of Vancouver wanted to explore the potential impacts and benefits to Vancouver residents of Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline, and to hear citizens’ concerns.

Through an Open Space process, participants pitched the topics that they felt were most important for the City to consider when preparing for the NEB hearings. In addition, questions that emerged from the dialogue-archive will be incorporated into the City of Vancouver’s presentation to the NEB.

During this time there was also a youth event where young Vancouverites (those 30ish and under) joined us at an “open space” forum to learn more about the Kinder Morgan Trans-Mountain Pipeline proposal and shared their views.

The report below details Vancouver citizen concerns regarding Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, which is currently before the National Energy Board. The SFU Centre for Dialogue convened Talk Tankers with the City of Vancouver.

Read the report here