Anti-pipeline group challenges National Energy Board

An anti-pipeline group has filed a motion with the NEB to evaluate and reconsider an expansion on the Trans Mountain pipeline project.

Stand.earth is a grassroots environmental organization founded in Vancouver. The group has said that the trans mountain project has not been examined enough considering the possible implications on the pipeline’s effect on ocean life and the climate.

In 2017 the NEB decided to further their review of the energy east pipeline, which was supposed to carry oil from Alberta to New Brunswick before it was cancelled by the federal government.

“It is simply irresponsible that the government has so far refused to review the full climate impacts of this project.”

The international program director for Stand.earth, Tzeporah Berman, said “It is simply irresponsible that the government has so far refused to review the full climate impacts of this project.”

A spokesperson for the NEB has said the motion has not been reviewed yet.

-Logan Stein

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