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B.C. questions Kinder Morgan on Trans Mountain spill prevention, response regime

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May 12, 2014 - 3:10 PM

KAMLOOPS - The province of British Columbia has questions for Kinder Morgan about the proposed expansion of its Trans Mountain pipeline.

After a careful review of the company's application to the National Energy Board, the province has submitted 70 requests for more information.

Environment Minister Mary Polak says the province wants to know more about the company's oil spill prevention, response and recovery plans.

The $5-billion expansion would almost triple the capacity of the pipeline through central B.C. that links the Alberta oil sands to Port Metro Vancouver.

Like the Northern Gateway proposal through northern B.C., the Trans Mountain project faces staunch opposition from environmental groups and several First Nations.

Also like the Northern Gateway, the province says the pipeline must meet five conditions, including an undefined "world-leading" oil spill regime.

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