VANCOUVER — Municipalities and residents in British Columbia are set to argue that the proposed route of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion would damage sensitive ecosystems, harm public parks and trails and adversely impact homeowners. The National Energy Board will hold hearings starting Monday on the route that would run through Burnaby, Coquitlam and north Surrey. The National Energy Board began holding hearings on the route in late November and has approved some segments in eastern B.C. In documents filed with the energy board, Burnaby says the proposed route passes through conservation areas and parks that provide critical green space and extensive trail systems to the public. In documents filed with the energy board, the residents say the pipeline construction, including plans to remove trees, potentially violates the covenant.
Source: National Post January 21, 2018 12:00 UTC