TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Simon Fraser University's Centre for Public Policy Research will release a report, produced in collaboration with The Goodman Group, Ltd., that refutes Kinder Morgan's claims regarding the positive economic benefits of its controversial pipeline project. The report, entitled Economic Costs and Benefits of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX) for BC and Metro Vancouver, demonstrates that the benefits of the pipeline are very small and have been significantly overstated by Kinder Morgan, whereas the worst-case costs of a catastrophic spill are very large and have been vastly understated.
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Who: Ian Goodman, President of the Goodman Group, Ltd. &
Brigid Rowan, Senior Energy Economist, The Goodman Group, Ltd., co-authors of the report;.
Doug McArthur Professor and Director of Graduate School of Public Policy at Simon Fraser University
When: Monday November 10, 2014 10 am PST, 1pm EST
About The Goodman Group, Ltd. (TGG)
The Goodman Group, Ltd. is a consulting firm specializing in energy and regulatory economics. Since 1989, TGG has consulted and conducted economic research across a broad range of issues. Their North American-wide client base includes energy sector companies, regulators, government, customer groups, and environmental and indigenous groups. One of TGG's key areas of expertise is economic development analysis (including employment impacts) of energy projects. In recent years, TGG has published several influential and widely publicized studies on the economic costs and benefits of various crude oil pipelines in North America. TGG co-authors, Ian Goodman, based in California, and Brigid Rowan, based in Ottawa, have over 55 years of experience in the areas of energy and regulatory economics.
About Simon Fraser University, Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR)
The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is the research arm of the Simon Fraser University School of Public Policy. The CPPR promotes interdisciplinary research, education, and dialogue on a broad range of public policy issues in Canada. Doug McArthur is Professor and Director of Graduate School of Public Policy at Simon Fraser University. Prior to joining SFU's Public Policy Program in 2003, McArthur was Senior Fellow in Public Policy at the University of British Columbia. His public service career has included senior roles with the British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Yukon Governments. Doug has served as Deputy Minister to the Premier and Cabinet Secretary in BC, Deputy Minister of Aboriginal Affairs in BC, Chief Land Claims Negotiator in the Yukon, as well as two posts in Saskatchewan as Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Deputy Minister of Northern Saskatchewan. He was Minister of Education in Saskatchewan from 1978 to 1982 and Chair of the Canadian Council of Ministers of Education.
SOURCE: Simon Fraser University
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