Coquitlam first Metro Vancouver city to sign agreement with Trans Mountain
Despite getting $1 million to improve park, city says agreement does not mean pipeline endorsement
A controversial project looking to twin a pipeline running between Alberta and British Columbia says it's reached its first agreement with a Metro Vancouver municipality.
Coquitlam has signed a memorandum of understanding accepting Trans Mountain's investment of $1 million to improve one of the city's parks, but maintains that doesn't mean it supports pipeline expansion plan.
Trans Mountain says it's signed community benefit agreements totalling more than $7 million with communities elsewhere along the pipeline corridor.
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The $6.8 billion expansion project would add nearly1,000 kilometres of new pipeline, but faces numerous legal challenges from municipalities, environmental groups and First Nations.
Community Benefit Agreement signed with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Coquitlam?src=hash">#Coquitlam</a> - Project to contribute $1 million to Mackin Park improvements <a href="https://t.co/ba4afOiG3o">https://t.co/ba4afOiG3o</a>—@TransMtn