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Landowners urge intervention at National Energy Board hearings

Editor: We have sent the following letter to Langley Township council:

As you know, the deadline for Intervenor Status Application to the National Energy Board (NEB) is Feb. 12. As  Agricultural Land Reserve property owners in the flood plain who are directly affected, we strongly urge council to represent Langley’s interests — especially previously unaffected home and property owners who now face potentially catastrophic changes to their land use, wildlife habitat, and water aquifer.

We own a 33-acre parcel of land in the flood plain along the Salmon River, a recognized spawning ground for salmon.

Kinder Morgan has identified two potential pipeline corridors through our land. Already, we are limited in our land use through restrictions imposed by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and other wildlife authorities.

Further farming restrictions imposed by an industrial interest would be devastating.

This is a highly sensitive ecological area, and the groundwater for drinking is important to thousands of residents in the community.

It is council’s obligation to represent and work for taxpaying stakeholders. This matter is of importance to the entire Township of Langley.

Andreas and Mathias Hennig,

Langley

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