Trans Moun­tain seeks de­ter­mi­na­tion from Na­tional En­ergy Board

The McLeod River Post - - Family, Farm & Garden -

Af­ter a thor­ough and lengthy process, tak­ing into con­sid­er­a­tion lo­cal in­ter­ests along with tech­ni­cal and sci­en­tific ev­i­dence, the Na­tional En­ergy Board (NEB) and the Gov­ern­ment of Canada granted their ap­provals for the Trans Moun­tain Ex­pan­sion Project in 2016.

The Board and the Gov­ern­ment con­sid­ered tim­ing and sched­ule in their de­ter­mi­na­tion that the Project is in the pub­lic’s in­ter­est. Af­ter many months of work­ing in good faith to ob­tain mu­nic­i­pal per­mits from the City of Burn­aby with­out suc­cess, we are ask­ing the NEB to al­low us to go ahead with work un­der the terms and con­di­tions of the ap­pli­ca­ble Cer­tifi­cate and NEB Or­ders.

The City’s fail­ure to act in a timely man­ner raises se­ri­ous is­sues of ju­ris­dic­tion that we are com­pelled to bring to the Board’s at­ten­tion. The Project will pro­vide im­por­tant lo­cal, re­gional and na­tional ben­e­fits and that is why we are also ask­ing the NEB to es­tab­lish a process for Trans Moun­tain to bring sim­i­lar mat­ters to the Board for ex­pe­dited de­ter­mi­na­tion in the fu­ture. As pre­vi­ously dis­closed, such mea­sures are nec­es­sary to help mit­i­gate a pos­si­ble de­lay in the con­struc­tion sched­ule. While we await the NEB’s de­ter­mi­na­tion, as al­ways, our door re­mains open to the City of Burn­aby and we would wel­come the op­por­tu­nity to dis­cuss a so­lu­tion.

To see a copy of the mo­tion Trans Moun­tain filed to­day with the NEB, please click here. About Trans Moun­tain Ex­pan­sion Project

In Novem­ber 2016, the Gov­ern­ment of Canada ap­proved Kin­der Mor­gan Canada’s plan to ex­pand the ex­ist­ing Trans Moun­tain Pipe­line sys­tem be­tween Ed­mon­ton, Al­berta and Burn­aby, Bri­tish Columbia. The Project is sub­ject to 157 Con­di­tions from the Na­tional En­ergy Board that cov­ers the life span of the Project, and 37 Con­di­tions at­tached to the En­vi­ron­men­tal Cer­tifi­cate re­ceived from the Gov­ern­ment of Bri­tish Columbia in Jan­uary 2017. For al­most 65 years, the 1,150-km Trans Moun­tain pipe­line sys­tem has been safely and ef­fi­ciently pro­vid­ing the only West Coast ac­cess for Cana­dian oil prod­ucts, in­clud­ing about 90 per cent of the gaso­line sup­plied to the in­te­rior and south coast of Bri­tish Columbia. For more in­for­ma­tion, please visit www.trans­moun­tain. com.

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