Thursday August 10, 2017
Kinder Morgan Responds to Gov't
BC sets precedents with almost 200 stipulations
BC gov't caucus/Voice file photo
A panel of Trans Mountain pipeline officials at the Coast Hotel in 2014.
he Company takes seriously the comments from the Province of British Columbia and will be carefully reviewing their statements and the steps outlined today. Trans Mountain remains ready and willing to meet with the Government to work through their concerns and the issues raised by them today.
"We are committed to working with the Province and permitting authorities in our ongoing process of seeking and obtaining necessary permits and permissions," said Ian Anderson, President of Kinder Morgan Canada Limited. "We have undertaken thorough, extensive and meaningful consultations with Aboriginal Peoples, communities and individuals and remain dedicated to those efforts and relationships as we move forward with construction activities in September," added Anderson.
The Trans Mountain Expansion Project has undergone an unprecedented level of scrutiny and review and has received approval from the Government of Canada, and is subject to 157 Conditions from the National Energy Board and 37 Conditions attached to the Environmental Certificate received from the Government of British Columbia. The Project will result in direct and lasting economic benefits for local communities, B.C. and Canada through investments in safety, jobs and the environment.
About Trans Mountain Expansion Project
In November 2016, the Government of Canada approved Kinder Morgan Canada Limited’s (TSX: KML) 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 more than 60 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. www.transmountain.com