A major blow for those fighting the Trans Mountain pipeline–The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal to have climate change included in the National Energy Boards review of the proposal.
“The fact that the Supreme Court, National Energy Board, Conservative Government seems, I’m sorry, hell bent on refusing to acknowledge the climate change is happening, all contribute to a catastrophic end.”
Shirley Samples from the group “We love this coast” is one of eight people named in the challenge.
“Essentially, the words ‘climate change’ cannot appear in any evidence.”
That’s either by the intervener or in a letter of comment.
“I think we have to go outside of the system that seems to want to box us in.”
A rally is planned for Friday morning at 4:00 pm on Terminal Ave and Main Street. Samples says they need a climate movement as big as the 60s civil rights movement to address the threat of climate change
The $5.4-billion Trans Mountain expansion would twin the pipeline and triple the capacity for Alberta bitumen intended for Asian markets.