Burnaby wants to bring the case before the supreme Court

News 28 March, 2018
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    Pipeline Trans Mountain

    QMI agency

    Tuesday, 27 march 2018 23:42

    Tuesday, 27 march 2018 23:42

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    BURNABY, C.-B. – Chastened by a setback in court last week, the City of Burnaby, British Columbia, hopes to now bring the record of the oil pipeline of Trans Mountain in front of the highest court in the country.

    The national Energy Board (NEB) has ruled that Kinder Morgan, the proponent of the pipeline, Trans Mountain does not have to comply with the municipal bylaws of the city in terms of zoning and cutting of trees for construction oil terminal in Burnaby, suburb of Vancouver.

    “The federal Court has refused to consider the decision of the NEB. They have not wanted to consider the arguments presented by the City and the provincial government who oppose the decision of the ONE”, has denounced the mayor of Burnaby, on Tuesday, in a press release.

    The City will now be heard by the supreme Court of Canada, said the mayor.

    The pipeline project Trans Mountain, which provides for the delivery of 900 000 barrels of oil per day from Alberta to Burnaby, is facing several legal challenges and policies in British Columbia. Protests have also erupted in recent days against the project, culminating with the arrest of the leader of the green Party of Canada, Elizabeth May.