Ottawa told B.C. First Nation of drinking water ‘risk’ from Kinder Morgan pipeline—a day before OK'ing it | Metro Vancouver: The pipeline expansion, now approved by federal and provincial governments, would increase oil flow from Alberta’s oil sands to B.C.’s Lower Mainland threefold and is set to start work in September.
The First Nation raised its concerns about the proximity of the Trans Mountain route to its aquifer, upon which 90 per cent of the nearly 800 residents depend for drinking water.
Federal officials took note but, according to the letter sent to Coldwater Chief Lee Spahan Nov. 28, still green lit the project.
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