VANCOUVER, Dec. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - British Columbians for International
Prosperity today applauded the decision of the Joint Review Panel that
recommended to the federal Government that the Northern Gateway
Pipeline proceed with comprehensive conditions.
"British Columbians for International Prosperity has always taken the
position that British Columbia can pursue economic development projects
in concert with environmental responsibility," said Bruce Lounds,
Executive Director of British Columbians for International Prosperity.
"We believe that economic development is critical to provide good jobs
for British Columbians, and to ensure that taxes are available to pay
for health, education, infrastructure, and debt repayment. At the same
time, environmental protection is important to industries like tourism
and fisheries, as well as our quality of life, which are also important
to British Columbians," said Lounds.
"We believe the Joint Review Panel has struck the right balance. We wait
with optimism to see Enbridge's response to the conditions identified
by the Joint Review Panel, and encourage the federal government to make
a decision that will allow Enbridge to move forward with Northern
Gateway", said Lounds.
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SOURCE: British Columbians for International Prosperity
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