Attorney General David Eby has released the following statement on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion:
“The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project significantly impacts British Columbia – with a disproportionate impact on B.C.’s marine coastal environment and Indigenous peoples. British Columbia has been granted intervener status to ensure our provincial interests are heard in this matter.
“The argument in our Memorandum of Fact and Law reflects our status as interveners, and not full parties to the appeal, and adheres to the submission length set by the court. It outlines the failure of the federal process to properly consider the profound economic risks associated with a bitumen spill on our coast, and does so to ensure B.C. has a voice in these proceedings.
“British Columbians can have confidence that we will continue to defend B.C.’s coast and the economic and environmental interests that are so important to us all.”