The city of Vancouver, province of B.C. and others are saying the company that wants to build the Trans Mountain pipeline is avoiding a number of questions during the regulatory review.
Kinder Morgan was given a long list with about 4-hundred questions on it. When the oil company responded to only 250, well that didn’t impress some people.
The deputy city manager for Vancouver, Sadhu Johnston, has this to say about the companies response to the National Energy Board hearings, “we submitted almost 400 questions and only about 248 of them were answered.” The rest “were quite inadequate in the way they were answered, with either no answer or only partial answers.”
The questions covered such issues as spill response, emergency plans and compensation should their be a spill.
Kinder Morgan’s VP of regulatory and finance Scott Stoness, said the company provided responses “that were within the scope of the regulatory review.”
“We understand some interveners may not be satisfied with the answers we provided. That is why the NEB process allows for interveners to make motions on the responses we submitted,” added Stoness in an email to The Canadian Press.
Trans Mountain has followed up on the complaints saying additional information has been given and a media release from the company adds, management believes the motions have now been adequately answered.
(source: The Canadian Press)