The Facts about Kinder Morgan

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Mon, 01/05/2015 - 10:15am to 11:00am
Eric de Place on Kinder Morgan's track record of pollution, law-breaking, and cover-ups.
Energy giant Kinder Morgan, which rose from the ashes of Enron several years ago, has big ambitions across North America. The firm aspires to multiply its coal export capacity in the Gulf Coast region even as it seeks permission to build a huge new oil pipeline in the Pacific Northwest. These projects could boost Kinder Morgan’s profits, but they also raise serious questions about what the projects might cost neighboring communities.

On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with Eric de Place of Sightline Institute, whose new report, “The Facts about Kinder Morgan,” reveals that Kinder Morgan's track record is one of pollution, law-breaking, and cover-ups.

On today's show we also discussed relatively breaking news about a proposed Liquid Propane Gas terminal that Calgary-based Pembina wants to build in the St. Johns area of North Portland. The propane, produced in Canada, would be shipped on trains to Portland and then exported to Asia.

The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is holding a hearing on January 13, 2015 beginning at 12:30 pm, at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR, during which people can testify about their concerns regarding this project.

More information on the Pembina propane terminal:

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