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Whispering Pines Indian Band Chief on Kinder Morgan dispute

"I want you to respect my jurisdiction. I want you to invest in my community. But most of all I want you to keep the oil in the damn pipe."
Michael LeBourdais

The Whispering Pines Indian Band is closely watching the dispute over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. It's among a number communities who've signed mutual benefit agreements with Kinder Morgan. But if the pipeline doesn't go through, the benefits won't flow.

Wendy Purnell