The B.C Government is moving forward with the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion.
The new project will twin the already existing pipeline which sends Bitumen from Edmonton to Burnaby B.C.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approved the project back in November along with Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement
Minister of Energy, Margaret McCuaig-Boyd tells Mix News thousands of jobs are expected to be created through the construction.
“We’re a step closer to getting this pipeline built, means jobs in Alberta and more money left in Alberta.”
Premier Rachel Notley welcomed the news with open arms saying the two provinces share the same interest in creating jobs, bettering the economy and working on making sure the environment is fully protected.
“Instead of shouting at our computer screens and political grandstanding, we brought people together to have a respectful conversation about climate change and the future of our energy industry,” said premier Notley.
Thirty-seven new conditions will be tacked on to the already existing 157 required by the National Energy Board.
These new conditions will address concerns from Aboriginal people, focusing on maintaining vegetation, wildlife, parks and protected areas.