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Transmountain says it will work with province

Kinder Morgan is taking the provincial government’s statements earlier today seriously and will be “carefully reviewing” what the province has said regarding the company’s proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.

Earlier today Environment Minister George Heyman said a seven-fold increase in tanker traffic the the Burrard Inlet, as a result of the pipeline, is “unacceptable,” and that the government is seeking intervenor status on court challenges to the pipeline. It also stated the will fulfil its duty of meaningful consultation with Indigenous people concerning this project.

“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.”

The Trans Mountain Expansion Project has undergone extensive review, 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.

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