En­ergy East: State­ment from Premier Not­ley

The McLeod River Post - - The Patch -

Premier Rachel Not­ley is­sued the fol­low­ing state­ment about Tran­sCanada’s de­ci­sion not to pro­ceed with its En­ergy East and Eastern Main­line pipe­lines:

“We are deeply dis­ap­pointed by the re­cent de­ci­sion from Tran­sCanada. We un­der­stand that it is driven by a broad range of fac­tors that any re­spon­si­ble busi­ness must con­sider. Nonethe­less, this is an un­for­tu­nate out­come for Cana­di­ans.

“Our gov­ern­ment has sup­ported En­ergy East since the project was pro­posed. We be­lieve this na­tion-build­ing project would have ben­e­fited all of Canada through new jobs, in­vest­ment, en­ergy se­cu­rity and the abil­ity to dis­place oil be­ing im­ported into Canada from over­seas and the United States.

“The Na­tional En­ergy Board needs to send a clear mes­sage on what the fu­ture of project re­views look like in Canada. Our gov­ern­ment un­der­stands that de­lib­er­a­tion on up­stream emis­sions and land-use in­tegrity is im­por­tant and must con­tinue. In­vestors need con­fi­dence and we look for­ward to see­ing that cer­tainty in place soon.

“This de­ci­sion high­lights the im­por­tance of di­ver­si­fy­ing mar­ket ac­cess and the sub­se­quent na­tional pri­or­ity that must be placed on the Trans Moun­tain ex­pan­sion project.”

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