For Immediate Release
October 20, 2013
Kennedy Stewart Will Attend First National Energy Board Information Session on Proposed New Kinder Morgan Pipeline
(Burnaby) On Monday, October 21, Member of Parliament Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby-Douglas) will travel to Edmonton to attend the National Energy Boards first public information session regarding Kinder Morgan’s plans to build a new pipeline from the Alberta Tar Sands to Burnaby.
“I plan to find get more information about how Burnaby and BC residents can participate in deciding whether or not to approve one of the biggest private infrastructure projects in the history of the province. I will also be asking the NEB for a guarantee that they will hold hearings in Burnaby concerning the proposed route for this new export only, bitumen-based crude oil pipeline.” said Stewart.
Kinder Morgan has said it will file a final proposal with the National Energy Board in December for permission to build a new pipeline to carry 590,000 barrels per day of bitumen-based crude oil from the Alberta Tar Sands to Burnaby for export to other countries.
Stewart continues, “This new pipeline proposal is deeply unpopular with my constituents who are concerned about how the project will affect their property values and the local economy. Some people have told me they are already finding it impossible to sell their homes and some are worried their properties may be expropriated using the National Energy Board’s Right of Entry powers. They want their voices to be heard and I’m going to help them get heard.”
I think BC residents should decide our future not politicians in Ottawa or foreign-owned energy companies, Stewart concluded.
Stewart will apply for intervenor status to represent the views of his constituents. Anyone interested in more information can contact his office at www.kennedystewart.ca
Right of Entry: http://www.transmountain.com/route-plans
Court Case: http://www.provincialcourt.bc.ca/judgments.php?link=http://www.canlii.org/en/bc/bcpc/
National Energy Board: http://www.neb-one.gc.ca/clf-nsi/rthnb/pplctnsbfrthnb/trnsmntnxpnsn/trnsmntnxpnsn-eng.html
(778) 858-0553 | Kennedy.Stewart.C1@parl.gc.ca