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.