Victoria/Fraser Valley – To no one’s surprise, the B.C. government has been granted intervener status by the Federal Court of Appeal, with regard to the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project. This will ensure that B.C.’s interests will be presented to the court.
The Province expects to file its memorandum of fact and law by this Friday, September 1.
“We are pleased that the court has granted our government’s application for intervener status in the Federal Court of Appeal. It it is also absolutely appropriate and necessary that we have the opportunity to defend British Columbia’s interests in this very important case,” said Environment and Climate Change Strategy Minister George Heyman. “We will continue to defend B.C.’s coast and the economic and environmental interests that are so important to British Columbians.”
The Federal Court of Appeal is set to begin its hearing on October 2, 2017.
The proposed pipeline would roll through the Fraser Valley from Alberta and onto the Burnaby refinery.