In 2014, opponents of a plan to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline, owned by Kinder Morgan, set up encampments on Burnaby Mountain in B.C. If approved, the expanded pipeline could ship almost 900,000 barrels a day of crude from Alberta to the B.C. coast.
Opponents fear that would increase the risk of a devastating spill because of the increased quantity of oil being move through the pipeline, as well as the prospect of more tanker traffic in Vancouver's harbour. Kinder Morgan won an injunction to remove the encampments and allow its crews to carry out survey work. In November, RCMP began enforcing the court order and arrested protesters who refused to leave the area.