Alton media advisory

Posted on October 09, 2014

Stewiacke - Alton Natural Gas Storage LP (Alton) reiterates its ongoing commitment to open and transparent dialogue with the community, First Nations and the Government of Nova Scotia.

"We take our role as a project proponent very seriously," said David Birkett, President Alton Natural Gas Storage. "We strive to provide information, talk openly and honestly and build effective relationships in the community."

Alton recognizes the responsibility of consulting with First Nations is held by the Crown and has always been ready to assist the Crown.

"We recognize the importance of community consultation and have actively met and consulted with the Sipekne'katik Band throughout the process, beginning in 2006. This includes providing information to the band when requested, meeting with Chief and Council and holding community sessions. The Alton Gas Project is safe, regulated and sustainable and we want to make sure that there continues to be meaningful consultation and open dialogue with the community."

When completed, the Alton Natural Gas Storage Project could save natural gas consumers in Nova Scotia millions of dollars a year in energy costs by reducing natural gas price volatility, while providing a cleaner and more environmentally friendly fuel to thousands of homes and businesses.

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