The federal government is trying a different tactic when it comes to the Trans-Mountain pipeline expansion.
As a first step—instead of putting all the focus on that line—-they’ve told the National Energy Board—-to look at the impact of the extra oil tankers that will be needed off the west coast–if the line doesnt go through.
And Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi says they’re giving the Board 22 weeks to do it:
“We are focused on getting this project right. We wanna make sure that everything we do–enables us to move forward. Its very important for the economy–by creating thousands of well paying, middle class jobs–and that will allow–if built–to get our resources to the international market. We lose close to 15-billion dollars every year wth the discount we’re forced to make because our only customer is the U-S”
He says they’ll be announcing the next step forward—–shortly. (photo credit–CBC)
Meanwhile, Premier Rachel Notley says her government is going to keep Ottawa’s feet to the fire and to a create a game plan for getting the project back on track. Notley says failure is not an option when it comes to this project.