And So It Goes——–

A pair of environmental groups are asking the courts to quash a recommendation that the federal government allow the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project to go ahead.

Lawyers for the Living Oceans Society and the Raincoast Conservation Foundation say they have filed a judicial review of the National Energy Board’s recommendation, arguing that it is unlawful.

They say the NEB did not take into account the impact the $6.8-billion project would have on Southern Resident killer whales and their habitat.

Trans Mountain wants to triple the capacity of its existing pipeline from the oilsands near Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C., increasing the number of tanker ships in the area seven-fold.

Lawyer Dyna Tuytel says in a release that the NEB’s report failed to consider the harm tanker traffic noise would cause the whales and the impact the massive ships could have on the prey the animals eat.

Last week, the Squamish Nation launched its own judicial review of the board’s recommendation, arguing the NEB did not fulfil its obligation to consult with the First Nation about the project.

© The Canadian Press, 2016
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2 thoughts on “And So It Goes——–

  1. The self-serving eco-waco crowd just won’t stop, not until we reject the irrational green movement. The recent ‘approval’ didn’t carry enough stipulation to satisfy the green activists.That said, to show just how silly our society has become, the parroting media report of a few weeks ago, “Transmountain Pipeline Approved with 157 requirements…….”

    Where have our definitions and meaning of word gone to? Any one of those 157 ‘requirements’ can be a deal breaker. When did approval begin meaning ‘with conditions?’ One has to wonder, if George Orwell’s 1984 is the standard, is there any hope? Why do we continue to think we still have an education system when we complacently accept newspeak as our language standard?


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