B.C. First Nation plans legal challenge over Trans Mountain decision – kamloopsmatters

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201948 Views

A British Columbia First Nation is promising a legal challenge of the federal government’s decision to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion while the premier says his government will continue to defend the province’s lands and waters.

Environment Minister George Heyman told a news conference Tuesday that tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity are at risk from a bitumen spill off B.C.’s coast.

“So let me say to British Columbians who value our environment, who cherish our coast, who expect their government to stand up for their interests, we will not abandon our responsibility to protect our land and our water,” Heyman said.

Read More: https://www.kamloopsmatters.com/local-news/bc-first-nation-plans-legal-challenge-over-trans-mountain-decision-1513319

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