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New NEB Decision Fails to Meet Public Safety and Environmental Risks

The National Energy Board’s reconsideration report on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and recommendation to proceed with the project met with concern and disappointment from the City of Burnaby today.

“I am disappointed, but not surprised, by the NEB recommendation to proceed with tripling the flow of oil through the Trans Mountain pipeline,” said Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley. “Despite the 16 new conditions the NEB imposes, risks to public safety and the environment remain unacceptably high.”

The Mayor is committed to working to address those risks to protect his City and nearby land and waterways.

“I will work hard through whatever means is available to protect Burnaby residents from the risks imposed on our City by this project.

The NEB requires that the pipeline project meet 16 new conditions but the City is not satisfied that the conditions will prevent significant public safety risks and harms to marine life and other environmental impacts.

The City has been steadfast in its opposition to the pipeline project, including challenging the original NEB and Federal Cabinet approval of the project.

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For further information, contact:
Office of the Mayor
Mayor@burnaby.ca

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