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CanadaFederal cabinet decision on fate of Trans Mountain pipeline due Tuesday

21:25  16 june  2019
21:25  16 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

Trans Mountain pipeline protesters rally ahead of final Ottawa decision

Trans Mountain pipeline protesters rally ahead of final Ottawa decision The final decision from federal government to come by June 18 but regardless opponents vow to stop project if it is approved.

The Trans Mountain Pipeline System, or simply the Trans Mountain Pipeline , is a pipeline that carries crude and refined oil from Alberta to the coast of British Columbia, Canada. " Trans Mountain pipeline system" and " Trans Mountain Expansion Project", TMX, are since August 31, 2018

The federal government will deliver a final decision on the fate of the Trans Mountain pipeline by June 18, well beyond the 90-day deadline set by the National Energy Board. Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi, in Vancouver Thursday afternoon for a "clean energy" infrastructure announcement

Federal cabinet decision on fate of Trans Mountain pipeline due Tuesday© Provided by Canadian Press Enterprises Inc

OTTAWA — The Liberal government's $4.5-billion gamble to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline in a bid to get it expanded will come to a head on Tuesday when the federal cabinet decides whether to sign off on the project for a second time.

Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi says the decision is coming by Tuesday after official consultations with affected Indigenous communities wrapped up earlier this month.

It's been more than 290 days since the Federal Court of Appeal ripped up the original approval and sent the government back to the drawing board.

The court said the government hadn't done a proper consultation with affected Indigenous communities and it failed to take into account the impact the project would have on marine life off the coast of British Columbia.

The National Energy Board has since taken another look at the marine shipping impacts and recommended the project proceed again, along with 16 new conditions.

The project to triple the capacity of the existing pipeline is a political lightning rod for the federal Liberals, who are trying to find a way to appease both the energy sector and environmental groups.

The Canadian Press

Indigenous drummers lead pipeline protesters on 22-kilometre march in Victoria.
VICTORIA — Indigenous drummers in British Columbia are leading an anti-pipeline protest along a 22-kilometre route today that passes through Victoria and ends at a beach south of the city. Hundreds of chanting demonstrators left city hall Saturday morning and are walking down the middle of major downtown streets, escorted by police vehicles with their lights flashing. The march is protesting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's approval this week of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project planned to run from north of Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C. The marchers include Indigenous leaders, environmentalists and local politicians.

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