Kinder Morgan pipeline remains in jeopardy despite BC Supreme Court decision in Squamish case
May 24, 2018
Despite today’s ruling by the British Columbia Supreme Court, the pipeline still faces immense opposition.
Unceded Coast Salish Territories (Burnaby, BC) — Despite today’s ruling by the British Columbia Supreme Court denying the Squamish Nation’s appeal of the province’s approval of Kinder Morgan’s project, the pipeline still faces immense opposition — from 22 BC municipalities, 150 First Nations who have joined the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion, 17 additional legal challenges, and growing investor uncertainty from ongoing public protests.
“Kinder Morgan still faces insurmountable challenges to building this pipeline — from an upcoming federal court decision to spooked investors and dedicated grassroots opposition. This pipeline will not be built.” —Tzeporah Berman, Deputy Director, Stand.earth
Kinder Morgan continues to face a significant legal challenge from First Nations on the federal approval of the project. The ruling in a similar case brought down Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline. A ruling from the Federal Court of Appeals is expected in the coming months.
Public opposition to the pipeline remains steadfast, with more than 250,000 petition signers and 24,000 people who have pledged to do “whatever it takes” to stop Kinder Morgan. Over 200 people have been arrested in the past few months alone for opposing the pipeline.
Media contact: Tzeporah Berman, Stand.earth, 604-313-4713, email@example.com