VANCOUVER (September 17, 2019) – Peter Milobar, Environment and Climate Change Critic and Kamloops-North Thompson MLA, released the following statement on today’s B.C. Court of Appeal ruling:
“The Trans Mountain Pipeline is federally approved and we hope that the NDP will not use today’s news as a chance to obstruct and delay this vital national project. Constructing this pipeline will provide significant benefits to B.C., helping to alleviate gas prices while creating new jobs and investment in the province.
Until now, the NDP government has tried to obstruct the project at every turn, with the Environment Minister even going so far as to create a half-baked regulatory scheme that sparked a trade war with Alberta before it was rightly rejected by the courts.
“When John Horgan and the NDP try to delay this project, it is British Columbians who end up paying the price. It is high time for the government to get out of the way and allow the project to continue. John Horgan must re-approve the environmental assessment certificate and allow British Columbians to get to work building this much-needed pipeline.”