Trans-Mountain pipeline receives National Energy Board approval

By Ryan Cavani
February 22, 2019 - 3:24pm Updated: February 22, 2019 - 5:43pm

PRINCE GEORGE - After a $4.5 billion dollar purchase by the federal government and a lengthy review process, the Trans-Mountain pipeline has once again been approved for construction, with the National Energy Board saying the benefits outweigh the risks.

The NEB report starts a 90-day countdown for the federal government to decide whether the project will proceed. For contractors, the federal government's lack of commitment to the pipeline is concerning.

Officials in Resource Minister Amarjeet Sohi's office have said that no decision will come down until consultations with affected Indigenous groups are complete. With no specific timetable for those consultations, the process could take some time.

 

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