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Dear Editor: Time to stop burning money on Trans Mountain

Taxpayers are spending billions on a project with no future. It’s not too late to cancel it – and put those dollars to better use.

Crews are cutting down trees and drilling under salmon streams for this huge pipeline and oil tanker expansion. Trans Mountain plans to drill tunnels under the Fraser River and straight through Burnaby Mountain.

But where is all this crude oil supposed to go? Washington State takes most of Trans Mountain’s shipments now. They plan to ban the sale of gas cars and trucks after 2030. California’s deadline is 2035. And faraway markets in Asia are losing interest too.

Instead of burning $16 billion on another pipeline, we should invest in things we actually need. Affordable housing. Local food. Clean, renewable energy. Tell the editor of your local news outlet where you’d like to see that money spent.

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