Wants BC Court of Appeal to reject proposed amendments to the province’s Environmental Management Act.
Bill C-69 has become a proxy for wider concerns about the impact of the cyclical nature of the oil industry.
Case asks the court to rule on amendments requiring companies transporting hazardous substances to obtain permits.
Last month, the National Energy Board found that the pipeline is still in the public interest.
Says the natural accumulation of sediment is expected to restore the salmon habitat.
Plans to triple capacity along the existing Trans Mountain pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby have pitted Alberta and the federal government against B.C.’s government.
NEB says economic benefits outweigh environmental concerns.
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux estimates the Trans Mountain pipeline and planned expansion project are worth between $3.6 billion and $4.6 billion.
Environmentalists, scientists, critical of new pipeline review.
Spokesman says the federal government has never done a proper climate review of the Trans Mountain project.
Uncertainty around regulatory hurdles a stumbling block for First Nations investors.
Notley said partisanship should have nothing to do with support for the resource sector.
Trudeau has said many times the pipeline is going to be built.
Trudeau believes his government’s Impact Assessment Act will fix a flawed review process.
The new hearings are being held after the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the original approval for the expansion.