B.C.’s top court orders review of Trans Mountain Pipeline’s environmental assessment

VANCOUVER – The British Columbia government has been ordered by the province’s highest court to reconsider its environmental assessment certificate allowing the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline. In challenges by the Squamish Nation and the City of Vancouver, the…

Trans Mountain pipeline expansion faces hurdles as landowners dig in heels

Barbara Gard calls her three-hectare property, nestled below the forested peak of Sumas Mountain, a “miniature Stanley Park.” Its lush trees and flowing creek reminded her of Vancouver’s majestic park, and she immediately knew she wanted to call it home.…

Court rules 6 Trans Mountain pipeline legal challenges allowed to proceed

September 4 2019 8:15pm The Federal Court of Appeals has allowed six First Nations to proceed with legal challenges of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Blake Lough reports. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id]…

Federal court allows half of Trans Mountain pipeline legal challenges to proceed

The Federal Court of Appeal says six legal challenges to the Trans Mountain pipeline project focusing on Indigenous consultation can proceed. The federal government has twice approved a plan to triple the capacity of an existing pipeline from Alberta’s oilpatch…

Federal Court of Appeal to rule Wednesday on letting Trans Mountain pipeline appeals proceed

The Federal Court of Appeal says it will reveal Wednesday whether a new set of legal challenges to the Trans Mountain pipeline project can proceed. The federal government has twice approved a plan to twin an existing pipeline from Alberta’s…

Trans Mountain to resume construction on pipeline expansion

Trans Mountain says it is restarting construction on its pipeline expansion project. The company said work will resume at the Westridge Marine Terminal and Kinder Morgan’s Burnaby Terminal as well as in communities in Alberta. It has issued directives that…

Activists call on insurance companies to stop coverage of Trans Mountain pipeline

A coalition of environmental and Indigenous groups is calling on insurance companies to drop or refuse to provide coverage of the Trans Mountain pipeline, although they concede its lead liability insurer is planning to continue coverage. The coalition of 32…

Indigenous bidder to launch ‘listening tour’ along Trans Mountain pipeline route

An Indigenous group planning to bid for ownership of the Trans Mountain pipeline is launching a “listening tour” of Indigenous communities in B.C. and Alberta. Project Reconciliation says the tour will begin in Kamloops in mid-August and will invite First…