Federal Court of Appeal quashes approval of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Federal Court of Appeal quashes approval of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Federal Court of Appeal quashes approval of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

"The court did its job today, they quashed this project, and this project has got to die". "The duty to consult was not adequately discharged". Premier John Horgan said the province will continue to pursue the reference case.

Kinder Morgan Canada shareholders are expected to accept the offer made by the federal government after the pipeline's owner ceased work on the project amid protests across B.C.

"If the federal government acts boldly and gives this crisis the attention it deserves, construction can restart early in the new year".

He said an "essential" element of the plan to reduce carbon emissions was Alberta's commitment to cap emissions from the oilsands.

Asked if the federal authorities would allure the decision, Morneau would only grunt he's reviewing the narrative first.In the come term, Kinder Morgan Canada is making ready to live construction, which had right begun in new days on the pipeline route in Alberta."Trans Mountain is now taking measures to hunch construction linked actions on the mission is a stable and smooth formula", Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. president Ian Anderson acknowledged in a delivery, adding that a favourable decision was no longer a situation of the company's sale of the mission to Ottawa.Ironically, Kinder Morgan Canada shareholders voted overwhelmingly to sell the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion mission to the Canadian federal authorities no longer up to an hour after a come to a name quashed the mission's construction certificates. The court said the National Energy Board's review of the proposal was so flawed that the federal government could not rely on it as a basis for its decision to approve the expansion.

The decision also hurts Canada's oil producers, who say the expanded pipeline is needed to address bottlenecks that have sharply reduced prices for their crude. The Westridge Marine Terminal is built and commissioned in Burnaby, B.C.

The expansion would triple the capacity of the Trans Mountain pipeline that carries oil from near Edmonton to Metro Vancouver for overseas shipping.

Most of the additional capacity would be destined for points overseas. The company's shareholders voted on Thursday morning to approve the $3.5 billion ($4.5 billion in Canadian currency) sale to the Canadian government in the spring. When the government stepped up to buy the pipeline in May, this one project became symbolic of the country's energy future.

"Our government remains committed to ensuring the project proceeds in a manner that protects the public interest", Morneau said in Toronto.

In a statement on Twitter, the Sacred Trust of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation said it was glad the FCA "has recognized our inherent governance rights". "So we will be considering our next steps in light of that".

"The Liberal government has bought a $7.4 billion (and rising) pipeline expansion project that will now be forced into years of further review and delay", said Andrea Harden-Donahue, energy and climate justice campaigner with the Council of Canadians.

Trudeau has faced mounting criticism for forging ahead with the purchase in order to guarantee the pipeline's completion. The court did not specify a timeline.

April 8, 2018: Kinder Morgan Canada suspends non-essential spending on the Trans Mountain expansion project and sets a May 31 deadline to reach agreements with stakeholders.

The Squamish Nation cheered the ruling as a recognition of Indigenous rights. "They did not behave honourably and the courts agreed every step of the way". Proponents will also be required to improve consultations with First Nations.

However, this is still a victory for First Nations people and the environment.

The news was met nearly immediately with calls from Indigenous groups to stop the project one and for all. "We know this pipeline, which is in the national interest, needs to get built". "They either kill or cancel the projects based on ideology, or they mismanage and bungle them to the point where they're in a very precarious position".

January 17, 2018: Kinder Morgan Canada warns the Trans Mountain expansion project could be a year behind schedule.

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