Supreme Court Won’t Hear B.C. First Nations’ Appeal Over TMX Pipeline – HuffPost Canada

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Supreme Court Won’t Hear B.C. First Nations’ Appeal Over TMX Pipeline – HuffPost Canada

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 202066 Views

Indigenous groups have been fighting the Trans Mountain expansion for years.

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear a new appeal from British Columbia First Nations over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

On Thursday, the court dismissed the appeal from the Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, the Ts’elxweyeqw Tribes and Coldwater Indian Band, effectively ending the years-long legal battle over the project.

As is customary, the court did not give reasons for its decision.

First Nations leaders were planning a news conference later Thursday to respond to the court’s decision.

The Trans Mountain project was first approved in 2016, but stopped by the Federal Court of Appeal two years later after First Nations and environmental groups successfully argued the approval process was flawed.

Read More: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/trans-mountain-supreme-court-first-nations_ca_5efdeae0c5b612083c5863f7

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