The Trans Mountain Expansion Project has published a report outlining the results of its recent public engagement program. From September 2012 through January 2013, Trans Mountain hosted 37 public information sessions in 30 communities from Edmonton, Alberta to Sooke, BC giving the public the opportunity to meet project staff, learn about the proposed expansion project and provide input. More than 2,200 people attended the sessions along the pipeline route and marine corridor and many others participated online. In addition to highlighting the public components of the engagement program, the report also summarizes an extensive and thorough stakeholder engagement process that included meetings with community leaders and elected officials to get their input and perspectives.
Public Engagement Highlights
- 2,200 people attend the 37 info session hosted in 30 communities
- 58 meetings between project team members and stakeholders
- 250 feedback forms submitted
- 228 emails sent to project info email address
- More than 85 interviews with news media outlets
- 489 tweets from @TransMtn Twitter account
- 17,645 unique visitors on project website Transmountain.com
Top Areas of Interest
- Socio-economic benefits and impacts of the project
- Routing of the proposed pipeline
- Marine tankers and the impacts of increased tanker traffic
- Spills and emergency response, both land and sea
- Pipeline safety
- Oilsands development and global warming
- Engagement process and activities
How Feedback is Used
All comments, ideas and concerns collected throughout the 2012 Fall Engagement program will be considered as part of a comprehensive Facilities Application that is expected to be filed with the National Energy Board (NEB) in late 2013. The NEB is the federal regulator of Canadian pipelines that cross interprovincial and international boundaries.
Read the Engagement Summary Report here .
Watch a video capturing highlights of the September 2012 to January 2013 Public Engagement Program.
Community engagement continues with new opportunities for the public to participate. Register today on the Talk Trans Mountain section of this site to learn about upcoming activities or to ask us a question.