City of Vancouver submits hundreds of questions to Kinder Morgan

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      The City of Vancouver has submitted hundreds of additional questions to Kinder Morgan as part of the National Energy Board’s hearing process on the company’s proposed pipeline expansion.

      Nearly 600 questions submitted by the city focus mainly on Kinder Morgan’s emergency management, according to a news release issued today (January 16).

      “These questions highlight concerns about Kinder Morgan’s emergency and spill response plan, how the company has approached the risk assessments for the management of the pipeline as well as potential human health and marine risks,” the release states.

      The City of Vancouver is an intervenor in the National Energy Board’s hearing on the proposal. The city says it has found “significant gaps” in Kinder Morgan’s proposal for the project and its responses to previous questions.

      The city submitted 394 questions as part of a first round of information requests in the hearing process.

      Kinder Morgan is seeking to nearly triple the current capacity of the Trans Mountain pipeline.