VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, issued the following response to the government’s court reference case.
“I am pleased to see the government is continuing to stand up for British Columbia,” said Weaver.
“Earlier this week, media reports uncovered further evidence that the approval process for this project was deeply flawed. It’s clear that the federal approval of this project was based on political calculation, not on evidence or the best interests of the public.
“There are significant gaps in scientific knowledge regarding the effects of a diluted bitumen spill. British Columbians are rightly concerned that a dilbit spill could significantly harm their health and safety, their local economy and their environment. Our caucus supports the government’s efforts to ensure these concerns are addressed and that our province is protected from hazardous materials that flow within its borders.”
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