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Alberta Premier responds to federal government announcement on pipeline safety system

May 14, 2014

Premier Dave Hancock issued the following statement on new measures announced by the federal government to further enhance Canada’s pipeline safety system:

“Alberta is committed to continuous improvement to the pipeline safety system, and we applaud today’s announcement by the Government of Canada to improve pipeline safety across the country. Pipelines are a safe, efficient and reliable way for Canada to move its oil and gas products, and are critical to accessing key global markets for Canada’s energy products.

“Our government is committed to opening new markets for our energy resources in a safe and sustainable manner.

“These actions build on the principles of prevention, liability and preparedness, and also recognize that meaningful Aboriginal participation in pipeline safety discussions is imperative. The future of our energy industry rests with our reputation to act on initiatives that protect our environment and consider the important role of Aboriginal participation.

“Every Canadian, no matter what province or territory they call home, expects that energy development is done with a high degree of environmental safeguards and the Province of Alberta supports initiatives like those announced today that strengthen the responsible development of energy resources.”

Media inquiries

Craig Loewen

Office of the Premier


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