CCEC Credit Union is an accepted intervenor in the National Energy Board (NEB) review of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion. This project of Kinder Morgan proposes to pump Alberta tar sands bitumen to Burnaby and then ship it on huge tankers through Burrard Inlet and Georgia Strait. CCEC is concerned at a global level and at a regional level about the ecological risks. CCEC is also concerned with the economic subsidies imputed from government and those living along the transportation corridor. Implicitly, costs and risks are being imposed on neighbours and citizens.
The review process is biased in favour of the proponent, so the challenge will be both present evidence to the NEB and the public. The NEB discounts any climate change concerns as not relevant. CCEC will be collaborating with several other community organizations over the coming months. We will also be hosting at least one members' meeting to broaden the public's knowledge, and hold the public process to account.
For those seeking more information,check out the Wilderness Committee , Pipe-Up, or Forest Ethics.