Motion opposing TMX Pipeline Expansion, April 2022

The following motion was passed at the SFUFA General Meeting of April 27, 2022.

That the General Meeting of SFUFA adopt the following statement, to share this statement publicly, and to send it directly to SFU BoG and Senior Administration:

SFUFA expresses its continued opposition to the development of TransMountain pipeline expansion (TMX). The 2022 IPCC Working Group III report found that to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, global greenhouse gas emissions must peak before 2025, fall 43% by 2030, and fall rapidly to net zero in the 2050’s. In this context, UN Secretary-General António Guterres recently stated “investing in new fossil fuel infrastructure is moral and economic madness.” The costs of the federally-owned TMX pipeline have skyrocketed to $21.4 billion. TMX is being built without the consent of all the First Nations along its route. The expanded tank storage facility increases the risks of a devastating fire on Burnaby Mountain, and increased tanker traffic will pose serious environmental risks to the Burrard Inlet. We call on the federal government to cancel TMX immediately.