The Township of Langley remains concerned with Kinder Morgan's proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project.
If approved by the National Energy Board (NEB), the project would see the twinning of the existing Trans Mountain pipeline. In the Township, a portion of this second pipeline would travel from about Telegraph Trail north to 217A Street and run through or around Redwoods Golf Course and through the industrial part of Northwest Langley toward Port Kells.
In 2014 and 2015, the Township submitted questions regarding the project to the NEB. Kinder Morgan responded, but did not provide sufficient answers.
All Township submissions are available for viewing on the NEB website.
Update: In January 2016, the Township submitted final written arguments to the NEB as well as participated during the oral hearing sessions in Burnaby.
The Township remains concerned about various aspects about the project, including:
- The potential environmental and socio-economic effects;
- The costs to taxpayers related to the installation and long term operation of the pipeline;
- The accountability of Kinder Morgan to respond adequately in case of an incident.
Our goal is to ensure the pipeline project will be subject to its municipal bylaws and policies.