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Letter: Pipeline shutdown doesn't boost case for Trans Mountain expansion

Flooding has closed the old pipeline for now
boring tunnel Trans Mountain
This photo shows workers creating a tunnel.


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I disagree with Keith Baldrey that because the old Trans Mountain pipeline plays an important part in the supply chain, this strengthens the argument that the pipeline (expansion) is badly needed.

It does not mean that.

It means that the B.C. and federal governments have depended on oil and gas for energy. The carbon emissions from these sources are exactly why we are in this predicament.

They are the biggest sources of carbon emissions that cause climate change and that lead to the dumping of all this water on us. It doesn't help to support the very thing that is causing the problem in the first place.

Elizabeth Campbell