Mon, 09/09/2013 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Coal and oil trains, pipelines and terminals proproposed for the Pacifid NW - with Eric de Place
COAL TRAINS, OIL TRAINS, PIPELINES coming through the Pacific Northwest
This summer the port of Vancouver, Washington approved plans to build a terminal for oil trains, over widespread opposition from the community. Meanwhile anti-coal activists are still trying to fend off three proposed coal terminals in Oregon and Washington and Kinder Morgan is going ahead promoting its plan to enlarge and extend its Trans Mountain Pipeline that carries tar sands crude from Alberta to Burnaby, BC. If they have their way the Georgia Strait and Strait of San Juan de Fuca will become a shipping channel for scores of super tankers, carrying the heavy oil to refineries in California.