New mapping site will track Kinder Morgan construction and protests

Monday, May 29, 2017 (All day)

VANCOUVER — As Kinder Morgan looks to crowdfund its ill-conceived pipeline, the Wilderness Committee is launching a live map so British Columbians can stay up-to-date if the shovels ever do hit the dirt.

This map is available at km-watch.ca with the detailed pipeline route and features of interest like drinking water aquifers and nearby at-risk schools. It will enable the flow of crucial information to and from communities on the ground should the company start construction. 

“If Kinder Morgan is foolish enough to start building their pipeline, they won’t be able to get any work done without the whole province knowing about it,” said McCartney. “At the same time we will use this map to show all the places where resistance is mounting.” 

While 18 court cases and a new government in Victoria could stop or slow the project, people all along the pipeline route are organizing to halt or stall construction if it proceeds.

“No matter where they start this thing they will meet opposition,” said McCartney.

The company announced Thursday it had made a final investment decision, conditional on a successful completion of its initial public offering - to raise the funds needed to build the pipeline, but much skepticism remains about their ability to start the project in September.

“Kinder Morgan’s last ditch effort to convince investors that their doomed project isn’t a horrible idea is embarrassing,” said McCartney. “But those folks need to know that British Columbians are ready to defend our home.” 

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For more information, please contact:

Peter McCartney | Climate Campaigner, Wilderness Committee

778-239-1935, peter@wildernesscommittee.org

Additional Media Documents

MAP: Kinder Morgan Pipeline Watch