About Us

About the Website

The review process of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project by the the National Energy Board is underway. Currently, there are approximately 400 organizations and individuals who are participating in the review process as intervenors. Many of these intervenors have submitted evidence related to the proposed pipeline. This evidence concerns a variety of topics, including potential environmental, economic, and health issues associated with the proposal.

The purpose of this website is to assist the public in accessing and understanding the nature of this evidence. To facilitate this, we have categorized the evidence included on this website into one or more of seven general categories, in addition to “#tagging” evidence with relevant keywords so you can search for what matters to you. The general categories of evidence include:

  1. Oil Spills
  2. Hazards and Dangers
  3. Human Health
  4. Economy
  5. Earthquake Risks
  6. Environmental Impacts
  7. Indigenous Evidence
  8. Wildlife

By clicking on each category, you will be directed to evidence submitted by intervenors related to that topic, including a brief description of what the evidence is about, and a link to the actual report on the National Energy Board’s website. Our intention in categorizing the evidence in this manner is to allow the public to find evidence based on subject. We hope that this will make the evidence more accessible for those who want to learn about the important evidence submitted on these topics.

We have not summarized Kinder Morgan’s own application and associated reports, as this comprises approximately 15,000 pages — and the intervenors’ evidence was submitted in response to the application. The application, supplementary reports and Kinder Morgan’s responses to intervenors’ information requests may be viewed in this folder on the NEB’s website.

Evidence on this website includes summaries written by the organization or individual who filed the evidence, or those pieces of evidence we consider significant. The evidence on this website is therefore not a comprehensive list of all of the evidence filed at the NEB, but it does provide a sample of submitted evidence related to topics of interest.

If you are an intervenor and would like to include your evidence on this website, you may submit it to us on our Submit Evidence page. You can also contact us via email here. Please note, however, that we do not accept evidence submissions via email.

About Us

We are law students who have been closely following the National Energy Board review process for the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Our goal is to make evidence filed with the National Energy Board as accessible as possible. Given the evidence submitted suggests the project could have a wide range of potential impacts on our communities and the environment, we want to ensure that members of the public can easily find, read and share reports of interest.

 

WCEL croppedAdam Cembrowski is a student at the University of Alberta Law School and is currently volunteering at West Coast Environmental Law. He holds an MSc from the University of Toronto in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Raised in Alberta, he has a life-long love of the outdoors and the prairies. He hopes that this website will let people explore the submitted evidence and learn about evidence that matters to them.
image1Erin Gray is a recent graduate of the University of Victoria Law school and is currently articling at the UVic Environmental Law Centre. Born in B.C., she feels a strong attachment to the beautiful west coast and the wildlife and people that depend on it. Her experience working in digital marketing prior to law school led to a particular interest in this website. She hopes it will provide information about KMX in a clear and straightforward manner, and help its audience form their own opinions about the project.