BC election a game changer in pipeline fight

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (All day)

VANCOUVER - Voters in BC have made clear their opposition to a sevenfold increase in oil tanker traffic through the Salish Sea, according to the Wilderness Committee.

Results from ridings along the Kinder Morgan pipeline and tanker route signal how opposition to the project affected the election.

“This electoral map is a major rebuke of the government’s betrayal of British Columbians’ values and interests when they approved the Kinder Morgan pipeline,” said Peter McCartney, Climate Campaigner for the Wilderness Committee. “The next government must heed those concerns and put a stop to this reckless project.”

With the dust still settling from last night’s vote, Kinder Morgan’s opponents can see a new path to victory.

“This fight is just getting started. What’s clear is that this pipeline is deeply unpopular on the coast of British Columbia and beyond,” said McCartney. “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should take note and drop his support for the much-loathed Kinder Morgan pipeline proposal.”

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For more information, please contact:

Peter McCartney | Climate Campaigner, Wilderness Committee
778-239-1935peter@wildernesscommittee.org