Thanks to Andrew Nikiforuk and his Tyee series we know more about Kinder Morgan's record of safety. Our leaders should spend some time reading this to help them understand and decide how to deal with these mega projects appropriately.
Kinder Morgan is quietly proceeding with a frightening plan to greatly increase bitumen tanker traffic and storage capacity in Burrard Inlet - soon! Why aren't our local municipal governments screaming "bloody murder" at Victoria and Ottawa telling them that we don't want more bitumen-laden super oil tanker traffic and storage tanks in our busy harbour.
I recollect, during the Bill Vander Zalm heyday, when he proposed one large refinery and shutting down the then existing four refineries located "around"' Burrard Inlet. Now we can modify his plan somewhat - by moving the Chevron refinery and the KM tank farm (why not a combined storage facility and possibly larger refinery) to some more suitable location - and relocating the KM tanker loading facilities to Roberts Bank, where they belong.
The probability of an oil spill incident should be reduced significantly by removing all the larger oil tanker traffic from Burrard Inlet.
Carl Shalansky North Vancouver