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Communities Against Pipelines is one of the many groups lined up against Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain proposal.
Communities Against Pipelines is one of the many groups lined up against Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain proposal.
(DARRYL DYCK/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Trans Mountain project snared in anti-pipeline contagion

There was a time, not all that long ago, when it appeared that the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project would get a much easier ride in the public arena than Enbridge Inc.’s Northern Gateway proposal.

It’s not looking that way today.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners’ $5.4-billion plan – tripling the capacity of the current Trans Mountain system to get scads of oil sands-derived crude to the Pacific – is in the early stages of its regulatory review and the opposition in British Columbia is girding for battle.