MONTREAL, March 7, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Given how important the reversal of Enbridge's Line 9B is for the economy of Montreal and Quebec, the Association industrielle de l'est de Montréal (AIEM) welcomes the National Energy Board (NEB) decision announced yesterday to approve this project, which is critical not only for many of its members, but for the entire Quebec petrochemical industry.
According to Dimitri Tsingakis, AIEM's general manager, by enabling the Quebec petrochemical and refining oil industries to procure oil at a lower cost, the Line 9B project will ensure they remain competitive.
Since AIEM believes that Quebec should absolutely take advantage of this promising project, in May 2013, it joined a coalition to support the reversal of Line 9B, a major group of economic organizations and trade unions. "The Line 9B project is important for east-end Montreal as it will ensure our economic vitality," said Mr. Tsingakis. This was also the position taken by AIEM at the NEB hearings on October 9.
"With this decision, thousands of direct and indirect jobs will be maintained. The reversal will benefit not only Montreal's east end, but Quebec as a whole, and will give the industry the tools it needs to move forward into the future," he concluded.
About the AIEM
Founded in 1960 to protect the environment, the AIEM contributes to harmonizing industrial activities in the urban setting. Its mandate is to provide its members with a forum for joint action, as well as services and advice adapted to their continuous improvement needs in a constantly evolving urban context. In this respect, its areas of activity and its priorities are directly aligned with sustainable development, risk management in the context of major industrial accidents, interaction with public services and liaison with the local community.
SOURCE: Association Industrielle de l'Est de Montréal (AIEM)
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