CALGARY, ALBERTA – The National Energy Board released it’s decision on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project today in a 533-page report.
The Board has recommended to the Government of Canada that the pipeline be built.
In a media release, the NEB says they took many factors into account.
“Through the public hearing process the Board considered all the evidence and arguments made for and against Trans Mountain’s application to construct and operate the Project, including information regarding the consultation undertaken with Indigenous groups, the potential impacts, and proposed mitigation measures. The Board then considered all of the benefits and burdens associated with the Project, balancing various interests and factors (such as the need for the Project), before determining whether, in its opinion, the Project is in the Canadian public interest.”
The project would see the current pipeline expanded between Burnaby, B.C. and Alberta. It would increase the capacity to 890,000 barrels per day, up from the current 300,000 barrels per day.
“The 157 conditions include regulatory and/or overarching requirements as well as requirements pertaining to project engineering and safety; emergency preparedness and response; environmental protection; people, communities and lands; economics and financial responsibility; and, project-related marine shipping.”
— Trans Mountain (@TransMtn) May 19, 2016
— NEB Canada (@NEBCanada) May 19, 2016