Update on Motion for a Judicial Review of Provincial Approval of Kinder Morgan Project

I still need your help in our fight to stop Kinder Morgan!

My motion for Vancouver to pursue a Judicial Review of the Provincial Government's decision to approve Kinder Morgan's pipeline expansion project in BC was not heard at Council last week. Due to deteriorating weather and how long Council was taking to get through our agenda, my motion was referred to our Wednesday, February 22nd Council meeting.

Thank you to everyone who came to the press conference at noon last week (see photo below), who wrote to Council, who signed up to speak to my motion, and who waited all day to hear the debate.

The good news is that my motion is FIRST on the agenda, Wednesday Feb. 22nd. That means no long wait! The meeting starts at 9:30 am.

Here’s what I’d like you to do:

  1. Send an email to mayorandcouncil@vancouver.ca expressing why you want Council to support my motion. Be sure to send it before February 22nd.

  2. Come, if you are can, to hear the debate.

Here’s the link to my motion:
http://council.vancouver.ca/20170222/documents/pspc1.pdf

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Council will be voting on the motion (which was seconded by Councillor Andrea Reimer), at the Council Meeting scheduled for Wednesday February 22nd. If Council passes my motion and the City wins in court, it will require the Province to do a proper environmental assessment, including meaningful consultation with First Nations and the public (which it didn't do, despite issuing the environmental permit and approval).  At minimum, this will slow the Kinder Morgan project way down. At best, it will produce solid information that stops the pipeline expansion.

Link to “Request to Speak” at a Council meeting: 

http://www.vangreens.ca/r?u=http%3A%2F%2Fvancouver.ca%2Fyour-government%2Fspeak-at-city-council-meetings.aspx&e=514be86a12988ec25f8fc2f694bb133c85592025&utm_source=vangreens&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=17_02_03&n=2http://vancouver.ca/your-government/speak-at-city-council-meetings.aspx 

The text of my motion is below.

Thank you so much for your continued support on this,

Adriane Carr
City Councillor
Green Party of Vancouver
http://www.vangreens.ca/

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