Premier John Horgan and George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, have issued the following statements in response to today’s Supreme Court of Canada ruling regarding the Trans Mountain Expansion Project:
Premier John Horgan –
“Clearly, we are disappointed by the decision, but this does not reduce our concerns regarding the potential of a catastrophic oil spill on our coast.
“Our government takes our responsibility to defend the interests of British Columbians seriously. When it comes to protecting our coast, our environment and our economy, we will continue do all we can within our jurisdiction.”
George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy –
“The Province has been reviewing the conditions attached to the provincial environmental certificate as directed by the B.C. Court of Appeal’s decision last fall. Today’s decision provides some further context for that work.
“We remain concerned about the risks posed by diluted bitumen, and we will continue to do all we can to defend our environment, our coast and the tens of thousands of jobs that rely on them.”