2017-08-11 02:21:04 UTC
"The government of British Columbia will not allow Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd to begin work
on public land for its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion until it 'meaningfully' consults
Aboriginal communities, the Canadian province's environment minister said on Thursday.
Minister George Heyman told reporters in Vancouver that the government will seek
intervener status in court cases against federal approval of the project. Heyman said the
company needs to meet standards laid out by Canadian law, without specifying the
benchmark for consultation to which Kinder Morgan would be held.
'We know with the federal government's approval of this project, the path forward will be
challenging, but we are committed to stepping up and fighting for B.C.'s interests,' he
said. 'We will continue to explore every tool possible.'"
Burying a project in red tape ought to be right up the NDP's alley...