Ottawa – Literally a few hours after the decision by the Federal Court of Appeal stating that the Federal Liberal Government failed to adequately consult with First Nations and other stakeholders before it approved the Trans Mountain pipeline project and that Ottawa must resubmit the project to the NEB (National Energy Board) for approval- comes a bombshell.
Kinder Morgan suspended construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline.
In their brief on line statement from Ian Anderson, President of Kinder Morgan:
We are reviewing the decision with the Government of Canada and are taking the appropriate time to assess next steps. We remain committed to building this Project in consideration of communities and the environment, with meaningful consultation with Indigenous Peoples and for the benefit of Canadians. Trans Mountain is currently taking measures to suspend construction related activities on the Project in a safe and orderly manner. The court decision was not a condition of the transaction between KML and the federal government.
– Ian Anderson