Burnaby wants Kinder Morgan to pay for Burnaby Mountain policing costs

Why is it that oil companies have plenty of money to throw at politicians, but suddenly develop “empty pockets” when the bills for their transgressions comes due?

Global News

WATCH: After days of protests, things are finally returning to normal on Burnaby Mountain. Kinder Morgan crews took their equipment and left, and protesters celebrated with a rally. Jeremy Hunka reports.

The police have left Burnaby Mountain after over a week of enforcing an injunction requested by Kinder Morgan. Now the only question is who will pay their bill.

“I want [Kinder Morgan] to pay,” says Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan. “We told them not to go on to the mountain, we told them to obey our bylaws, we were overruled by the National Energy Board, so they can’t possibly say in any way this was our fault or responsibility.”

Protesters held a celebration on Burnaby Mountain on Saturday, a day after Kinder Morgan began packing up after saying they wouldn’t finish testing on their second drilling site by the Dec. 1 injunction deadline. The company has proposed building through the mountain…

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