Group wants a re-do on recently released safety report

The collection of 54 landowner and environmental groups that originally pushed the provincial government to conduct a pipeline safety review are asking for a do-over. In a letter to Premier Alison Redford representatives of the groups known collectively as No New Pipelines criticize the final report as “just a selective review of regulations rather than a comprehensive examination of the pipeline situation that looks at specific pipeline incidents as well as the quality and effectiveness of enforcement.”

The pipeline safety review was conducted independently by Group 10 Engineering and was released August 23.

The report contained 17 recommendations to improve pipeline safety and the regulatory framework dealing with it. However it has been panned for failing to investigate enforcement procedures or specific pipeline accidents including the major spill that leaked oil into the Red Deer River last year and motivated No More Pipelines to action.

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