Thoughts on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline?

George Heyman and Attorney General David Eby

"In the B.C. Green caucus's view, the National Energy Board process that led to this project's approval was profoundly flawed", Weaver said in a statement. That case will begin in November in federal court.

"The other five have been not accepted because they have not met the test of adequate consultation with First Nations". "They should also be concerned the B.C. NDP have unilaterally declared the First Nations consultations are incomplete, even though the federal government has said the consultation was appropriate before they approved the project".

However, late last month, Eby said the government would not deliberately stall permits for the project, over concerns it could land them in court.

Opposition interim leader Rich Coleman, meanwhile, said the New Democrats are just creating more red tape.

Heyman told reporters that the company "cannot put shovels in the ground" on public land as the government awaits advice from lawyer Tom Berger, an expert in Indigenous legal issues.

"Until it is completed, they are not able to begin work. It's great to see British Columbia taking this strong stand for the climate and for Indigenous rights", the group 350.org said in a statement.

NDP government won't permit Kinder Morgan to put shovels in ground on public land for pipeline
Reaction to the Trans Mountain move by the BC NDP

"We are committed to working with the province and permitting authorities in our ongoing process of seeking and obtaining necessary permits and permissions", Anderson said in a written statement.

The Trans Mountain extension would connect Alberta to British Columbia and triple Kinder Morgan's capacity. "We have undertaken thorough, extensive and meaningful consultations with Aboriginal peoples, communities and individuals and remain dedicated to those efforts and relationships as we move forward with consultation activities in September".

"Going forward, we intend to review policies to outline how our government expects to meet all of our commitments to First Nations as well as our commitments to all British Columbians to defend our air land and water this review will clarify and develop government policies for decision-makers as they evaluate all future permits and work plans we know with the federal government's Government's approval of this project that the path forward will be challenging but we're committed to stepping up and fighting for BC's interests". Antweiler said. "There's no power drill and no jackhammer". The company agreed to what some have characterized as extortion money.

During the recent election campaign, the BC NDP and the BC Greens opposed the pipeline expansion, and pledged to fight it if elected.

But now that the NDP government is not only not supporting the project but actively trying to kill it, could that revenue sharing agreement be considered null by Kinder Morgan?

Kinder Morgan Canada's shares were down 3.5% this morning.

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