POLL: Should Trans Mountain’s Burnaby Mountain expansion be approved?

Let us know what you think

Few issues are more polarizing in B.C. than the proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan’s 61-year-old Trans Mountain pipeline, particularly through Burnaby Mountain, a conservation area, which the company says may be less distruptive than its alternative: digging under a neighbourhood. By boring its new tunnel deep below the mountain’s surface, Kinder Morgan would roughly triple the Edmonton-to-B.C. pipeline’s capacity from 300,000 barrels per day to 890,000. Long-time Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan, along with a majority of Burnaby residents, oppose the idea; Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson similarly opposes an increase in pipeline-related tankers coming through Vancouver. Some have even taken to protesting. But opposition to Trans Mountain isn’t equally strong everywhere, as our newly published feature story on the subject (available here) explains. Now, we want your feedback for our magazine. Let us know where you stand by answering the poll below.