Global News : Monday, July 23, 2012 1:17 PM
Photo Credit: Shane Bevel , Bloomberg
The provincial government has outlined five requirements for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline to be considered in B.C.
The requirements are outlined in a policy paper released today called “Requirements for B.C. to Consider Support from a Heavy Oil Pipeline.” The requirements are as follows:
* Successful completion of the environmental review process. In the case of Enbridge, that would mean a recommendation by the National Energy Board Joint Review Panel that the project proceed;
* World-leading marine oil spill response, prevention and recovery systems for B.C.'s coastline and ocean to manage and mitigate the risks and costs of heavy oil pipelines and shipments;
* World-leading practices for land oil spill prevention, response and recovery systems to manage and mitigate the risks and costs of heavy oil pipelines;
* Legal requirements regarding Aboriginal and treaty rights are addressed, and First Nations are provided with the opportunities, information and resources necessary to participate in and benefit from a heavy-oil project; and
* British Columbia receives a fair share of the fiscal and economic benefits of a proposed heavy oil project that reflects the level, degree and nature of the risk borne by the province, the environment and taxpayers.
The Premier was absent from today’s press conference.
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