Stand.earth applauds federal court decision on Trans Mountain Pipeline

Stand.earth applauds federal court decision on Trans Mountain Pipeline

Thursday August 30, 2018

Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau's decision to buy the pipeline was 'a $4.5B mistake.'

Unceded Coast Salish Territories (VANCOUVER, BC) — Environmental organization Stand.earth applauds today’s decision by the Federal Court of Appeal overturning federal permits for the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project and requiring the federal government to both redo its consultations with First Nations on the project and assess the impacts of the project on endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales.

Read the executive summary of the ruling: http://cas-cdc-www02.cas-satj.gc.ca/fca-caf/pdf/Executive_Summary_Trans_Mountain_(English)_clean.pdf

In response to the decision, Stand.earth issued the following statements:

“Today we celebrate alongside our Indigenous allies and tens of thousands of Canadians who came together to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project. For years, we have insisted that federal consultation with First Nations was flawed and that the federal government ignored the threat to the dwindling orca population — and today the court system affirmed that. This pipeline is dead. It’s time for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the federal government to stop wasting taxpayer money and move on.” -Tzeporah Berman, Deputy Director, Stand.earth

“Today’s victory is a vindication for everyone who worked to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project — the hundreds of Water Protectors who were arrested in acts of peaceful civil disobedience, the tens of thousands of climate activists who marched against this pipeline, and the millions of Canadians who used their votes to elect candidates committed to creating a better future for Canada and the world. This is the final nail in the coffin for the Trans Mountain Pipeline. Today’s ruling makes it clear that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to buy the pipeline was a $4.5 billion mistake.” -Sven Biggs, Climate Campaigner, Stand.earth

Media contact: Virginia Cleaveland, Press Secretary, virginia@stand.earth, 778-984-3994
Available for interviews in Vancouver: Tzeporah Berman, Deputy Director, tzeporah@stand.earth, 604-313-4713