Court nixes Trans Mountain Pipeline

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Court quashes Canadian approval of Trans Mountain oil pipeline

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 NEB will have to restart its review of the expansion project.

Christie said the court decision on consultation was based on established law, but another expert said the ruling appeared to shift the requirements for governments. "Alberta has done everything right and we have been let down", Notley said.

November 29, 2016: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sanctions the Trans Mountain expansion, part of a sweeping announcement that also saw approval of Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline replacement but the end of its Northern Gateway project.

That call was echoed by the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC). As for Kinder Morgan's being given shareholder approval to sell the pipeline to Canada, "Kinder Morgan will be happy to have unloaded it", Gallagher said in a phone interview. "We know we're the ones to de-risk it".

It was that relationship between the state and First Nations that ultimately led to the decision. There was no "meaningful two-way dialogue". "More was required of Canada".

Kinder Morgan Canada said it is taking measures to suspend construction of the pipeline while it reviews the decision. The case is a combination of almost two dozen cases against the crude oil pipeline, according to the Globe and Mail. 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.

It would also result in a sevenfold increase in tanker traffic through the Salish Sea from Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby.

"Today is a really sad day for Canada and our ability to move major projects in the Canadian national interest forward", said Laila Goodridge, UCP MLA for Fort McMurray-Conklin.

"Of course we're very happy with the decision", Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan said, adding that the ruling is "one that I think reflects numerous issues that we have raised throughout the hearings".

December 16, 2013: An application is made to the National Energy Board (NEB) to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline.

Quintal said Indigenous ownership can play a key role in environmental stewardship.

He said the government remained "absolutely committed" to building the project.

"We're going to see how things unfold over the next little while, and we look at the degree of attention that this receives from the federal government", she said. "I think Kinder Morgan is just glad to be out of Canada on that project".

McGuckin said he was in the mood to celebrate on Thursday but he anticipates his group's work is not done. Premier John Horgan said Thursday the province will continue to pursue the reference case.

There are now even more formidable obstacles to overcome before additional Alberta oil flows into tankers in Vancouver's harbour.

A demonstrator holds a flag with an image of Earth during a protest against the Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on June 2. "So it is far from clear where the federal government could acquire lawful legislative authority to avoid the duty to consult the FCA says it owes to First Nations".

Mr Morneau said the government needed time to study the ruling but it had the option to take the case to the Supreme Court.

The ruling is a major victory for Indigenous groups and environmentalists opposed to the $7.4-billion project, with the court saying that Ottawa failed to adequately consider aboriginal concerns, in a blow to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's efforts to balance environmental and economic issues. They were supported by the province of British Columbia, which was an intervener, as was Alberta.

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