First Nations leaders and environmental activists from across BC joined forces in Vancouver today to challenge the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion review process.
According to Union of BC Indian Chiefs president Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, the process is even more flawed than the previous one.
The Federal Government has given the National Energy Board just 22 weeks to review the project’s impact on the marine environment.
Indigenous groups, environmental groups, and stakeholders will only have until November 20th to present their evidence.
According to the leaders and activists who gathered today, not only is the timeline far too short, but the scope of the project, which will only review up to 22 kms off BC’s coast, is far too small.