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In a major victory for Trans Mountain, Federal Court dismisses Indigenous appeal of project’s approval Social Sharing

Source: John Paul Tasker, CBC News, February 4, 2020 

‘This was anything but a rubber-stamping exercise,’ court concludes

The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by Indigenous groups challenging the federal government’s approval of the Trans Mountain expansion project — clearing yet another major legal hurdle for the long-delayed $7.4 billion project, which will carry nearly a million barrels of Alberta oil per day to the B.C. coast.

In a unanimous 3-0 decision, the court ruled that Ottawa carried out “reasonable” and “meaningful” consultations with Indigenous peoples affected by the project’s construction before approving the pipeline for a second time.

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