January 24, 2017

Conservatives Commend Trump Administration on Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

CHILLIWACK-HOPE - Mark Strahl, Official Opposition Critic for Natural Resources issued the following statement today in regard to U.S. President Donald Trump signing an executive order, subject to terms and conditions set by the United States, to approve the construction of the American leg of the Keystone XL Pipeline. 


“Our previous Conservative Government supported the Keystone XL Pipeline and urged the former American administration to approve the American leg of this project. 


“The U.S. State Department was clear it can be developed in an environmentally sustainable manner. Keystone XL will create jobs in Canada and strengthen energy security for North America.


“While we are pleased with the Trump administration’s approval of this project, it does not reduce the need for new pipelines in Canada.


“The Liberal Government should have supported the Northern Gateway Project and, going forward, must support the Energy East process.


“We are pleased that President Trump has approved Keystone XL in principle but will remain vigilant to ensure that Canada's interests are protected as more details emerge."