There’s been a lot of misinformation flying around about the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline, so let’s take a minute to straighten out some facts.
1. Kinder Morgan is incompatible with the Paris Climate agreement.
By signing the Paris Climate Agreement Canada committed to working with countries across the globe to limit global warming to 2ºC but building projects like Building Kinder Morgan means significantly exceeding the 2ºC limit.
2. A spill is inevitable — and no one know how to clean up a tar sands spill.
There is an 87% chance of an oil spill in the Pacific Ocean if Kinder Morgan is built. And the scariest part is that multiple studies have determined that we don’t know enough about how a tar sands spill in the ocean would behave to effectively plan for a clean-up.
3. Kinder Morgan actually puts jobs at risk.
The Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain project puts 50,000 permanent jobs in fisheries and tourism at risk while only creating 50 new permanent jobs. Find out more about this on the Sacred Trust website.
4. This pipeline is incompatible with Indigenous reconciliation.
Justin Trudeau’s decision to approve the Kinder Morgan pipeline has been roundly condemned by Indigenous Peoples, many of whom are currently in court fighting the project’s approval. Learn about the legal challenges to Kinder Morgan led by the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, Cold Water and Stk’emlupsemc Te Secwepemc Nations here.