Premier Brad Wall is saying the Prime Minister needs to do what he can to help ensure the Energy East pipeline gets approved.
“Our nation is beginning to move away from rational discourse on pipelines and Canada’s energy sector,” Wall said in a written release.
TransCanada announced it was asking the National Energy Board (NEB) to suspend their application for 30 days.
“The suspension will allow time to conduct a careful review of recent changes announced by the NEB regarding the list of issues and environmental assessment factors of the projects while understanding how these changes impact the projects’ costs, schedules and viability,” TransCanada said in a news release.
The pipeline would stretch from Alberta to New Brunswick.
Wall said TransCanada could cancel the deal. He said the pipeline would create 14,000 jobs, contribute $10 billion in revenue and boost the country’s economy by about $55 million.
The premier also said the carbon tax was also cited as a consideration that could kill the project.
“We need to have much more reasoned dialogue about the future of the energy sector in our country, and all that it contributes.”
He said Justin Trudeau promised to help get Canada’s resources to market.
“Now is the time for him to exercise his influence and make good on that promise.”