Results of recent polling by Insights West on the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project.

Poll finds more opposed to oil pipeline twinning

Opinion surveyed by Insights West on Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain project

A new poll points to increasing public opposition to Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion.

The online survey by Insights West found 49 per cent of B.C. residents oppose the pipeline twinning project, while 42 per cent support it.

The numbers are a near-reversal of polling results from January, when Insights West found 48 per cent supported the project and 43 per cent opposed.

Opposition to the project was higher among women and younger respondents.

“There is a significant shift in the way British Columbians are analyzing this project,” Insights West vice-president Mario Canseco said. “Opposition among women has increased markedly, and men are not as supportive as they were a few months ago.”

Opposition in the Lower Mainland was slightly higher at 51 per cent, compared to 38 per cent in support.

The proposed $5.4-billion project would nearly triple Kinder Morgan’s pipeline capacity to 890,000 barrels of oil per day and greatly increase the number of tankers passing through Vancouver harbour.

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