TransLink’s plan to replace the four-lane Pattullo Bridge with a new six-lane bridge at an estimated cost of up to $1 billion has not attracted much attention, with the exception of some concerned residents in New Westminster and Surrey.
But the constantly evolving movement against tar-sands expansion is set to make this and other roadway expansion projects a new front in the battle over pipelines and tankers.
So far, the campaign to block the Kinder Morgan and Enbridge tar-sands pipeline and tanker proposals have mainly focused on the potential for spills in the context of exports. But campaigners are finding that many people already understand that our cars, trucks, and airplanes run on dirty tar-sands oil and are demanding to know what the solutions are.
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