BRITISH COLUMBIA â€“ New Democrats stand firmly with British Columbians opposed to the Northern Gateway Pipeline.
â€œWe have been very clear â€“ the Northern Gateway Project puts our jobs and our coastline at risk,â€� said NDP Energy and Natural Resources Critic Peter Julian (Burnaby â€“ New Westminster).
Conservatives have been pushing this project through by gutting environmental assessment procedures. With the Joint Review Panelâ€™s decision, Cabinet now has 180 days to make a final decision.
â€œConservatives have launched an all-out attack on the British Columbians, First Nations and environmental groups who are opposed to this project,â€� said Julian. â€œFor too long, theyâ€™ve swept aside concerns. As Cabinet begins its decision-making process, itâ€™s now time for them to make the interests of British Columbians a priority.â€�
The Northern Gateway Pipeline would threaten existing industries, and even a modest spill will contaminate this pristine coastline for decades â€“ ravaging tourism and the salmon fishery.
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Greta Levy, Press Secretary, 613-408-1642 or Greta.Levy@parl.gc.ca