After extensive consultation with Aboriginal groups in the area of the Morice River near Houston, we plan on applying for an alternate route in November 2015. Feedback was given by Aboriginal groups about pipeline construction activities south of the Morice River, and the potential effect to the underground springs that feed the river. As we’ve being doing all along, we’ve been seeking opportunities to respond to feedback; this is an example of us listening and responding to that feedback.
We will be applying to amend our Environmental Assessment Certificate that we received from the Environmental Assessment Office, and our B.C. Oil and Gas Commission permit. Information on the alternate route has been collected, including environmental, archaeological and engineering data. When deciding on the final route, we will take into account commercial, cultural and environmental considerations, and constructability. Both the approved route and the alternate route being proposed could be built, and respect the environment through which we would pass.