The NEB agency wants information about a preferred new Burnaby Mountain route, but Burnaby is not allowing engineers and other specialists hired by Trans Mountain on to city property.
“There’s a number of different studies that we would need in order to assess the application,” said Sarah Kiley, the board’s communications officer told The Province. “What we’re looking at is a new route that would go through the mountain.”
The company is considering a route through the mountain, which is home to Simon Fraser University and a vast park. Kinder Morgan likes it because it would be cheaper.
Trans Mountain has said if the city continues to block its attempts to study the route, it will apply to the National Energy Board for an order granting access to the land in question.
The NEB’s deadline for the final report to cabinet has been bumped to Jan. 25, 2016.