Opinion Remains Split on Pipelines
Prince George, B.C.- There may be a new government in place in British Columbia, but there has been virtually no change in the way folks in this province feel about pipelines.According to a new Insights West survey , 46% of residents surveyed say the oppose the proposed expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline. 44% support the project, while 10% remain undecided .
Last December, the same survey indicated an even split with 45% in favour and 45% opposed, and the balance undecided.
Of course, the results are a little different depending on where one lives. In the Lower Mainland, the survey shows opposition at 48% and support at 41%
According to the survey, 77% expect the project would create new jobs, while 70% say it would support economic growth.
74% believe the project will lead to the increased risk of an oil spill.
The latte sippers in the lower mainland don’t want them but they sure don’t mind turning up the thermostat when it gets a little chilly.
AND the granola crunchers in lower mainland love driving their cars, lots of them. Welcome climate change to accelerate faster with more pollutants…………
Once again, for those apparently incapable of understanding that it is about EXPANDING, not about REMOVING pipelines. The current availability of oil and gas will not be affected by refusing to EXPAND the pipeline. The currently active and working pipelines will remain in place transporting oil and gas the same as they have done for years. So, the snide comments of the two above are based on either deliberate misrepresentation or plain ignorance of the meaning of the word “expand”. I’ll let you decide, as Ben would have said.
You’re right Ammonra. I doubt most lower mainlanders don’t realize this is about expansion. Of current capacity. They hear the word ‘pipeline and recoil in horror.
The KM pipeline expansion is to accommodate increased oil exports mainly to China, it has nothing to do with petroleum usage in the lower mainland.
China just announced a total ban on internal combustion engines by 2040. So the infrastructure would be high and dry after only 20-years. That alone will kill the project.
France too just announced the total ban on any new oil infrastructure in France and a ban on the internal combustion engine I think in 2025.
Build refineries here in Canada is the only viable option if we want to export the commodity. I think the best location for a new oil refinery is Bear Lake due to the logistics of pipelines and watersheds, as well as the access to secure power, a population center, and a service center like PG to enable construction but far enough away from population centers for air pollution.
Bring it..it’s very bullish for our base metal and metallurgical coal mines here in BC..
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