Wednesday, August 15, 2012 | Categories: |
Click here for an update to a story The House brought you last Saturday, Aug.11, 2012.
Last week, Robyn Allan, the former senior economist of the B.C. Central Credit Union told The House a scathing U.S. report into an Enbridge U.S. oil spill was not part of their submission into the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.
We put the findings of the U.S. government report to Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver.
Oliver told us he'd spoken to Gaétan Caron, the Chair of the National Energy Board, about the U.S. report and the two agreed that the U.S. oil spill in Kalamazoo, Mich., was "an issue" that Canada had to learn from.
- "What we have to do is learn what we can about what happened elsewhere and see what implications it has for Canada, particularly when the company making the decisions is a Canadian company."
- "We feel that the company [Enbridge] has to focus on some of these management issues and the National Energy Board which has direct oversight responsibility is very much attuned to that and is going to pursue it in an objective, independent, and scientific way," said Oliver.
When we asked Oliver if the U.S. report should be submitted as written evidence into the JRP, Oliver said:
In a letter dated Aug.14, the JRP demanded that Enbridge submit the U.S. report as evidence into the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline hearings. Enbridge will have an opportunity to present its case before the JRP in September.
Also worth noting:
When we asked Oliver why the federal government appeared to be changing its tune with respect to the Enbridge proposed NG pipeline, the minister said: