Court of appeal tells B.C. to reconsider Trans Mountain environmental conditions – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 2019120 Views

Squamish Nation and City of Vancouver welcome partial win on court challenge

Sep 17, 2019

The B.C. Court of Appeal has instructed the province to reconsider its environmental assessment certificate and conditions issued for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

In their challenges, the Squamish Nation and the City of Vancouver argued the certificate should be quashed because it was based on a flawed report and approval from the National Energy Board that was later quashed by the Federal Court of Appeal.

After the National Energy Board reviewed the project for a second time, the federal government again approved the $7.4-billion expansion of the pipeline that runs from Alberta to the B.C. coast.

The B.C. Court of Appeal did not opt to quash the provincial certificate and instead said it’s “remitting” it back to the province to reconsider, “in light of the changes in the National Energy Board’s report.”

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