We’ve just filed for a judicial review of Cabinet’s approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline project.
Two weeks ago, the federal government broke its promises to respect indigenous rights and protect future generations from the impacts of climate change when it approved the Kinder Morgan project. In doing so, the federal government also signed-off on a seven-fold increase in tanker traffic through the Salish Sea — a death knell for the endangered Southern Resident killer whales that make their home in those waters.
We’ve helped our clients, Living Oceans Society and Raincoast Conservation Foundation, though each step of the project’s review process. Along the way, we read thousands of pages of evidence, and we can tell you with absolute conviction that this project cannot be allowed to stand. There is simply too much at stake for our climate, coastal communities, and the environment.
We know that even when the federal government approves a pipeline project that put communities and the environment in harm’s way, the courts have the power to stop it. That’s what happened with Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project. And we’re going to use every legal tool at our disposal to make sure the Kinder Morgan project meets the same fate.