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December 16, 2013
OTTAWA — The Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today issued a statement following the National Energy Board’s (NEB) decisions on four applications for licences to export liquefied natural gas (LNG). The applicants are Pacific NorthWest LNG, Prince Rupert LNG, WCC LNG and Woodfibre LNG.
“Following the National Energy Board’s decisions on four applications for licences to export liquefied natural gas, the federal government will now review the NEB’s decisions.
“Subject to regulatory approval, the Harper Government supports energy projects that will create jobs and generate economic growth in Canada for future generations.
“Our government will only allow energy projects to proceed if they are found to be safe for Canadians after an independent, science-based environmental and regulatory review.
“With our plan for Responsible Resource Development, we have increased the protection of the environment, streamlined regulatory reviews and are aggressively working to reach new markets for Canadian natural resources. “Federal Cabinet approval is required before the licences can be issued by the National Energy Board.”
Media may contact:
Office of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources
Natural Resources Canada