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 Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project in 2016.
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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, the company is asking the NEB to allow it 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 the company is compelled to bring to the Board’s attention. The project will provide important local, regional and national benefits, and that is why the company is 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 awaiting the NEB’s determination, as always, the company’s door remains open to the City of Burnaby and would welcome the opportunity to discuss a solution.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldpipelines.com/project-news/30102017/trans-mountain-pursuing-neb-determination/