Disappointed in Decision by Pacific Northwest LNG to Abandon Port Edward LNG Project

July 25, 2017

Fort St. John, BC – Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies made the following statement today expressing his deep disappointed in the decision announced today by Pacific Northwest LNG to cancel the previously planned Port Edward project.

“I am deeply disappointed with the decision by Pacific Northwest, my office worked extremely hard with our former Prime Minister in attempting to make this project a success.

“We streamlined the National Energy Board with our One-Project-One-Review mandate that would allow proponents of these types of projects as well as communities involved a manageable timeline to work within. The 24 month period would give adequate time for everyone involved to voice their opinions and at the same time give viable projects a real chance to succeed.

“This, along with the Accelerated Capital Cost Allowance and the extension of export licenses were, unfortunately, not enough to overcome the current market forces and it appears that will not be the only obstacle in front of these types of projects in BC. Based on Premier Horgan’s comments today his government will not only be increasing the carbon tax but they will also “employ every tool available” against the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.

“We have a world-class, clean resource in British Columbia and we all look forward to seeing it’s potential realized, this is what it means to “defend British Columbia’s interests”. I will continue to work hard on this because I am convinced that it is what’s best for Northeastern BC as well as the entire country.”

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