Media advisory: Public policy experts available to comment on Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

April 13, 2018

OTTAWA AND VANCOUVER With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, B.C. Premier John Horgan and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley set to meet Sunday in Ottawa on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion (TMX), policy experts are available to provide a fact-based response about the project, and an analysis of the vested interests behind its approval.

For years, CCPA-BC economists and researchers have been taking a critical look at the economic, policy and climate arguments for the TMX proposalhighlighting, for example, that a “tidewater premium” no longer exists. In fact, Alberta oil sold overseas in international markets would likely command a lower price than if sold in North America.

Through the Corporate Mapping Project and with our colleagues at the Alberta-based Parkland Institute, the CCPA has also examined the all-too-cozy relationship between governments and the fossil fuel industry, and published several reports on the larger implications of continued expansion of oil sands production.

Experts available for comment and analysis include:

  • Marc Lee, Senior Economist, CCPA-BC (Vancouver)

  • Seth Klein, Director, CCPA-BC (Vancouver)

  • David Hughes, earth scientist (Cortes Island)

  • Ian Hussey, Research Manager, Parkland Institute (Edmonton)

  • Ricardo Acuna, Executive Director, Parkland Institute (Edmonton)

  • Laurie Adkin, Professor of Political Science, University of Alberta (Edmonton)

  • Shannon Daub, Co-Director of the Corporate Mapping Project & Associate Director, CCPA-BC

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For more information see our resource page online or contact:

Jean Kavanagh, CCPA-BC Manager of Media and Publications (Vancouver): 604-802-5729,
jean@policyalternatives.ca.

Alyssa O’Dell, CCPA Media and Public Relations (Ottawa):
613-563-1341 x307, alyssa@policyalternatives.ca or cell 343-998-7575.

Scott Harris, Communications Coordinator, Parkland Institute (Edmonton): 780-710-2025.