Facts, Kinder Morgan and the Trans-Mountain Expansion. Very rarely shall the three intersect, by extensive design.
Some factors, like climate, fade from the narrative because...well, they are inconvenient facts for proponents of TMX. Others such as a multi-year failure of Kinder Morgan to finance the project have been made moot by the Federal bailout plan. Corruption and incompetence of the National Energy Board continues to be found, yet the Trudeau government breaking the promise of a new process seeks to bypass these facts. Fuel prices will increase due to NEB approved tolls, yet stories of cheaper gas upon completion abound. There are no untapped markets. US refineries are the best price out there for this heavy high-sulfer inferior product, as planned all along. Yet TIDEWATER shall set you free, let the good times roll. Stranded Assets are two words you will be hearing more and more. What about everyone's favourite part of NAFTA - Chapter 11 Investor-State Dispute Settlement?
Who is afraid of these facts? The Trudeau government, the Notley government, Kinder Morgan, corporate media and lobby groups such as CAPP.
Who is NOT afraid of these facts? Robyn Allan.
Robyn Allan is an independent economist and has held many executive positions in the public and private sectors. Robyn is a past Economic and Financial Advisor to the Barrett Commission, expert witness on economic and insurance issues related to the Northern Gateway project, and expert intervenor on economics, risk and commercial need at the NEB Trans-Mountain Expansion hearings. Until she resigned over what she termed fundamental flaws in the process. An author and investigator, her work has been carried by The Globe & Mail, The Tyee, National Observer, Financial Post, Vancouver Sun and many others.
Involved in bringing truth to the Kinder Morgan issue from the start, The View Up Here proudly welcomes Robyn Allan for some facts on TMX.