NEWS ~ New Democrats stand firmly with British Columbians opposed to the Northern Gateway Pipeline

BRITISH COLUMBIA â€“ New Democrats stand firmly with British Columbians opposed to the Northern Gateway Pipeline.

“We have been very clear – the Northern Gateway Project puts our jobs and our coastline at risk,� said NDP Energy and Natural Resources Critic Peter Julian (Burnaby – New Westminster).

Conservatives have been pushing this project through by gutting environmental assessment procedures. With the Joint Review Panel’s decision, Cabinet now has 180 days to make a final decision.

“Conservatives have launched an all-out attack on the British Columbians, First Nations and environmental groups who are opposed to this project,� said Julian. “For too long, they’ve swept aside concerns. As Cabinet begins its decision-making process, it’s now time for them to make the interests of British Columbians a priority.�

The Northern Gateway Pipeline would threaten existing industries, and even a modest spill will contaminate this pristine coastline for decades – ravaging tourism and the salmon fishery.

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For more information, please contact:

Greta Levy, Press Secretary, 613-408-1642 or [email protected]

http://www.ndp.ca/o7v

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