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B.C. environmental ministers are preparing to announce that the federal government will pull the plug on the $20 billion in planned pipeline project that would have carried natural gas from the west coast to B.C. and exported it by rail.
TransCanada says the federal government brokered an agreement to extend the line while the federal gove바카라rnment continued studying whether the potential of the pipeline to transport natural gas is worth the risks of running it through a national park.
But the environmental groups are worried it would take years before the first bit of construction — likely on the Trans Mountain pipeline — could begin.
That’s because there are now no rules or environmental assessments that would let TransCanada continue with the project, with little 바카라사이트legal guidance about how it would be allowed to continue. The federal government says it won’t do that.
The two groups are also pushing for a consultation to create clear guidelines and information that will help explain what would happen if the pipeline gets built.
“We believe it’s time for the Canadian government to make good on its promise, and that’s the first step in ending a program that will not produce public benefit,” said Dan Fortin, executive director of Gr카지노 사이트eenpeace International Canada.
The government’s decision comes just weeks after the National Energy Board ordered TransCanada to reconsider its plans to export natural gas on its proposed Trans Mountain pipeline. The NEB also urged the company to reconsider its decision to begin the line.
TransCanada has said it intends to continue on with its business plans despite the NEB’s concerns.
Trans Mountain’s environmental assessment says it could carry as much as 7 billion cubic feet of natural gas over 10 years.