Watershed Watch pulls out of NEB’s flawed review of Kinder Morgan pipeline
Watershed Watch Salmon Society has submitted a letter to the NEB to officially pull out of the NEB’s flawed review of the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
We are categorically opposed to the approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project as proposed by the proponent, Kinder Morgan. Moreover, we have no confidence in the fairness, objectivity, and appropriateness of the NEB’s review process for this project, and therefore we have decided to not participate as intervenors.
“We have no confidence in the fairness, objectivity, and appropriateness of the NEB’s review process for this project,” said Watershed Watch executive director Aaron Hill in a letter to the NEB. “The review process is biased, lacking in rigour, and unfair.”
Despite our total lack of confidence in the review process, we support the many other dedicated public interest groups, First Nations, local governments and citizens that have invested substantial resources in the hearing and are planning to see it through. We are confident that the many major concerns with the project and the review process are being addressed by the remaining intervenors. It is most unfortunate that their efforts are not being respected through due process.
Our letter to the NEB can be found here: WWSS letter to NEB re. KM 2015-05-27 (1) (1)