The court dismissed the appeal July 2 from the Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, the Ts’elxweyeqw Tribes and Coldwater Indian Band, effectively ending the years-long legal battle over the project
Cause of the spill related to a fitting on a one-inch, or 2.5-centimetre, piece of pipe.
Will deliver about 300,000 barrels of petroleum products daily, but expansion will boost to 890,000 barrels.
Energy economist says the long-term forecast for both natural gas and oil remains steady.
Clearing a path through US states along the pipeline’s 1,930-kilometre route to begin soon.
Negotiator warns Trans Mountain expansion could run into opposition if it proceeds against the wishes of some communities it passes through.
A Nanos survey shows respondents are increasingly uncomfortable spending public money to continue the project.
$2.5 billion already spent, leaving an additional $8.4 billion needed to complete work, plus $1.7 billion of carrying costs.
The Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish First Nations may still seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada
Federal Court of Appeal’s three judges unanimously rule to dismiss four challenges by First Nations in BC.
Four BC First Nations filed challenges after the federal government approved the project a second time last June.
Decision removes one of the remaining obstacles for the pipeline expansion.
Key Constitutional question is whether BC’s authority to protect its own environment can include interfering in a federal project.
Court heard from four Indigenous groups from British Columbia on Trans Mountain.
Indigenous groups arguing in the court the Canadian government predetermined the outcome before its latest approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline.