CALGARY, AB (July 23, 2015): Dr. David Swann says the NDP must announce concrete actions to get to the bottom of the recent Nexen oil spill.
“We all know that pipelines are, by far, the safest way to transport oil products and that is why it is clear that something went horribly wrong here,” says Swann. “This spill has caused serious environmental damage and it should not have happened. The government needs to find out what went wrong, why it wasn’t prevented, and – if required – hold people responsible.”
Swann’s says the Minister of Environment must announce a government investigation when she tours the site of the spill tomorrow. He added that a failure to take concrete action puts Alberta’s economic interests at risk at a time when the province desperately needs partners to get our product to market.
“We need to be able to look other jurisdictions in the eye and assure them that not only is this spill not typical, but that we have worked to ensure that it never happens again.”