Today, the Surrey Board of Trade, an ongoing advocate for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, heard today that the construction for the pipeline project has begun to accelerate.
Work has begun with pipe in the ground and terminal construction in Alberta, and significant work ongoing at the Burnaby and Westridge Marine Terminals in British Columbia.
“Let’s build this pipeline,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.
“Pipelines are crucial to Canada’s economy.” said Anita Huberman, “They generate investment in communities, research and development, create jobs, and spur growth in all economic sectors.”
“We have some semblance of economic certainty again in Canada. International investment confidence in Canada has become a concern as a result of this prolonged delay.”
“Moving crude oil by rail through suburbs is far more hazardous than using state-of-the art technology in pipelines. A portion of the new construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline will go through Surrey.”
The Surrey Board of Trade Environment and Infrastructure Team has extensively reviewed this project and has actively participated in the discussions related to the focus on environmental protections. This includes the binding conditions by the National Energy Board, as well as the investments in the Ocean Protection Plan which serve to address environmental and other concerns related to the project.
Anita Huberman, 604-634-0342, email@example.com