Pipeline route a toss-up between Westridge and Burnaby Mountain

Meanwhile, 'citizen rangers' keep watch over conservation area

Westridge or Burnaby Mountain? Those are the options Kinder Morgan is eying for a new pipeline, but some local residents want neither.
The oil company sent notices to Westridge residents late last week, informing them that survey crews will be in their neighbourhood while work on the conservation area is still stalled, thanks to a legal battle with the City of Burnaby.
Kinder Morgan prefers the mountain route, but if work is delayed too long, it may revert back to the original plan to run the line through Westridge, a neighbourhood that was coated in oil during the pipeline rupture of 2007.
Neither option sits well with members of BROKE, Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion.
"I think it's a false binary," said Stephen Collis. "Give up your front yard or the park next door to you? Which is worse?"
BROKE members will be knocking on doors, handing our their own flyers, with their anti-pipeline message on Tuesday afternoon, after NOW deadlines.
In the meantime, a different ad hoc group of "citizen rangers" is keeping watch over woods, taking shifts in the clearing Kinder Morgan cut on the mountain, Collis said. If the NEB decision goes against the city, some plan to block Kinder Morgan from working.

 

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