Tories Call On Ottawa To Intervene In B.C. Court Case Over U.S. Plant

Posted on Thursday, October 27 at 12:26 by jensonj
"The Canadian government has been nowhere to be seen on this whole issue," Mills outside the weekly federal Conservative caucus meeting. "International law is not working because the Canadian government is not involved. We're urging the Canadian government to get involved." The energy board rejected the proposed plant last spring in what was hailed as a clean air victory by B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell, former federal environment minister David Anderson, local politicians and environmental groups. Sumas Energy 2 says the plant would meet "the most stringent Canadian air quality standards." The company will begin its bid to overturn the ruling in the Federal Court of Canada on Nov 7. Without a reversal, the $400-million US project is effectively dead. The hearing is expected to last three days. The B.C. government, the City of Abbotsford, B.C., the David Suzuki Foundation and several local groups are listed as intervenors in the case, said an NEB spokesman. The federal government is not.


Contributed By


Article Rating

 (0 votes) 



    You need to be a member and be logged into the site, to comment on stories.

    Latest Editorials

    more articles »

    Your Voice

    To post to the site, just sign up for a free membership/user account and then hit submit. Posts in English or French are welcome. You can email any other suggestions or comments on site content to the site editor. (Please note that Vive le Canada does not necessarily endorse the opinions or comments posted on the site.)

    canadian bloggers | canadian news