Kinder Morgan, the largest energy infrastructure company in North America, plans to expand its Trans Mountain Pipeline that was built in 1953.
The plan will triple the amount of oil transported through this 50-year-old pipeline that runs from Edmonton, AB, to Burnaby, BC.
The company owns over 80,000 miles of pipeline, transporting natural gas, crude oil and petroleum products.
While Kinder Morgan claims this project will be an economic boon for the region, recent studies have criticized the company for overstating the economic benefits while playing down the costs of the pipeline expansion.
Dave Quanbury, of CKUW 95.9 FM, interviews Professor Stephen Collis from Simon Fraser University, about this controversial project.
With a background in climate justice, Collis has been involved in raising awareness on this issue. His actions have resulted in him being named as one of five defendants in an injunction and civil lawsuit launched by Kinder Morgan.