STATEMENT: Greenpeace Responds to NEB’s Decision to Approve Pipeline in Critical Caribou Habitat

Job - August 22, 2017
22 August 2017 (MONTREAL) - In response to the National Energy Board’s (NEB) decision to approve the construction of the Wyndwood pipeline that will encroach on the critical habitat of an endangered caribou herd, Olivier Kolmel, Forest Campaigner at Greenpeace Canada said:

22 August 2017 (MONTREAL) - In response to the National Energy Board’s (NEB) decision to approve the construction of the Wyndwood pipeline that will encroach on the critical habitat of an endangered caribou herd, Olivier Kolmel, Forest Campaigner at Greenpeace Canada said:

“It is appalling that weeks before the provincial caribou recovery plans are due, the National Energy Board approves a pipeline extension project that encroaches on the habitat of a threatened caribou herd in British Columbia. The federal government cannot simply continue to give the NEB free reign, it has a legal obligation under the Species at Risk Act to protect endangered species. The government of British Columbia also has the responsibility to carry out its recovery plan to ensure the protection of the threatened caribou. It is essential that all parties respect their commitments.”

Patrick Bonin, Climate and Energy Campaigner at Greenpeace Canada adds:

“The NEB once again proves to us that it can not be trusted to evaluate oil and gas projects. This time, a pipeline route is judged more important than the survival of our threatened caribou. It is time to remove environmental assessments from the hands of the NEB.”