A few OLMs joined climate change activists in Toronto at their Beaches-East York MP Headquarters late spring this year to express concerns over the Kinder Morgan Inc. buyout.
They learn that there could be many implications if this decision is carried out. These includes the increased shipments of diluted bitumen from 300,000 to 890,000 barrels per day.
David Sasson of the New York Times wrote how dangerous this diluted bitumen is to the environment. He wrote, “it carries risk that we’re only beginning to understand”. Bitumen, he emphasized, is not pumped from wells but is strip-mined or boiled loose underground.
We must continue to spread awareness of how the diluted bitumen, when released into the environment, would endanger human health, and all of creation. Because the Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain project is actually an expansion of an existing pipeline that’s been operating in B.C. for 65 years, the danger is even greater.
by Lorie Nuñez, OLM
Please read his article: Crude, Dirty and Dangerous