Conservatives Talk Kinder Morgan, Site C in P.G.
Conservative Senator Richard Neufeld optimistic Site C will go forward despite opposition from BC Greens
Prince George, B.C. – The Site C dam and the Kinder Morgan pipeline are top of mind for a group of B.C. Conservative MPs and Senators that have gathered in Prince George for a caucus meeting this weekend.
In an afternoon news conference at the offices of Prince George MPs Todd Doherty and Bob Zimmer – all were unanimous in urging the federal Liberal government of ensuring the pipeline goes forward – despite the fact a likely Green backed NDP government would be vehemently opposed.
“Kinder Morgan has all the permits and all the support from the federal and provincial governments that it needs,” said Senator Richard Neufeld.
“Obviously with what’s happening in B.C. things may change and they may try to make it difficult but I think what we all have to remember is that Alberta needs to get its resources to market and if it has to come through B.C. or it goes east, it must happen.”
When asked about Site C he seemed optimistic it will move ahead despite opposition from the BC Green Party.
“I do not think it will get stopped. I think it’s far enough down the track that once the people – Horgan and Andrew Weaver – figure out how much it will cost to actually replace everything that’s been done, to cancel contracts, all the lawsuits that would come out of that, would be ridiculous.
“We don’t need all that electricity today but we’re going to need it.”
Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer acknowledged however that all the uncertainty has them “concerned about the future of B.C.”
He noted the MPs and Senators plan to meet with stakeholders, industry and “the grass roots” through tomorrow afternoon.