For Immediate Release
BC Green Party Interim Leader Adam Olsen Designated as Intervener in NEB Trans Mountain Pipeline Hearings - Available for Interviews and Op-Ed
VICTORIA, 3 April 2014 -- Adam Olsen, Interim Leader of the BC Green Party, was designated by the National Energy Board on 2 April 2014 to serve as an Intervener in upcoming public hearings for the NEB’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project, a role in which he will be questioning the legality and negative impacts of the pipeline proposal under the Douglas Treaty and the risks to First Nations and commercial fishing should a spill occur. First Nations and other citizen groups affected by the proposed project have raised significant questions and concerns regarding the piping of heavy oil across British Columbia and shipping it off the province’s ecologically sensitive coast.
“There has been a complete lack of meaningful consultation with First Nations by Kinder Morgan and the Government of Canada. We do not know the impacts on First Nations’ and commercial fisheries if a diluted bitumen spill were to happen on the south coast. There are serious questions to answer,” said Adam Olsen, “and I will be raising these questions again, in the most direct terms, as an Intervener during the NEB’s hearings.”
Olsen is available now for press interviews, and welcomes opportunities to post op-ed pieces, on this and related topics.
For more information and media requests contact:
Adam Olsen, Interim-Leader
BC Green Party