Barry Penner Says Kinder Morgan Oil Spill Comes at Bad Time for Proponents of Pipeline Expansion

Source: Vancouver Sun

Barry Penner, Q.C. – senior counsel in the Vancouver office of Davis LLP – was quoted in a June 14 Vancouver Sun story on the strong public reaction to the relatively small crude oil spill from Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline.

“The size of the spill — based on what we know — appears not to be large but the timing is very significant,” he said. “Issues to do with pipelines are front and centre and much of the concern expressed deals with whether they are considered safe. And with Premiers Clark and Redford due to discuss this [on June 14], this isn’t exactly good timing.”

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