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Directly Affected: voices for our coast

The voices and stories of those affected by the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

As a result of Bill C-38 and a dramatically weakened Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, applicants for public participation in the National Energy Board (NEB) review of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Expansion proposal had to prove they were either “directly affected” or had relevant knowledge or expertise. This qualification, coupled with a seemingly intentionally onerous online application process, left many individuals and grassroots groups excluded from sharing their opinions within the review process. Directly Affected was our response to the frustration felt by communities across BC who want to have their voices heard.

Directly Affected documentary trailer image Raincoast teamed up with two Vancouver film-makers to produce a short documentary profiling those excluded from the NEB process. From First Nations to Burnaby homeowners and Chilliwack fishermen to Gulf Islands residents the film will tell how we are all directly affected.


Directly Affected Trailer on Vimeo.

In 2015 we plan to develop our Directly Affected initiative to give the conversation back to the public so citizens can indicate how they are directly affected by Kinder Morgan’s proposal in their own words, regardless of the NEB restrictions and inclusive of all view-points and considerations.

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Directly Affected – National Tour

Raincoast has teamed up with Vancouver filmmakers, Zack Embree and Devyn Brugge, to produce Directly Affected, a documentary profiling the exclusionary NEB process…

Tonight: Victoria premiere of Directly Affected

The Victoria premiere of Directly Affected, our new film on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain controversy, screens tonight 7:00PM at UVic’s Bob Wright Centre…

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We are all Directly Affected by Kinder Morgan’s proposal

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Numerous risks associated with Kinder Morgan’s proposal could adversely affect people and wildlife locally, regionally, and globally…

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