Support for Northern Gateway pipeline

Job opportunities and company's commitment to safety and environment cited as positives.

Editor: Would B.C. be better or worse off if the Northern Gateway project were approved? Being a B.C. resident, I have pondered the thought of this pipeline coming through our beloved province. Would there be measures put in place to ensure safe transportation of crude oil? Are the economic benefits going to benefit the many ordinary taxpaying citizens of B.C.?

With unemployment a concern, the project will open up many new job opportunities for B.C. residents. The company’s caption of “work safe, not harder”  goes to show it believes it’s important that everyone returns home safe to their loved ones. This gives reassurance that the employees of Enbridge will be treated well, with the right to refuse unsafe work. Enbridge has proved that it is a world-class company and are well-established.

Enbridge is in no rush to start its multibillion dollar project, and by taking every precaution needed to meet all the requirements in an environmentally safe and sustainable way, it will be able to preserve B.C.’s sought-after environmental beauty. I feel confident that the Northern Gateway project will be both beneficial and profitable for B.C and its residents.

Saskia Goodacre,

Langley

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