Jan. 11: Trans Mountain Pipeline Section in BC Gets Approval

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The government issued an environmental assessment certificate for the BC portion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project. The certificate includes 37 conditions in addition to and designed to supplement the 157 conditions required by the National Energy Board. These additional conditions respond to concerns that were raised by Aboriginal groups during consultation for the project and address key areas of provincial jurisdiction and interest, such as vegetation and wildlife, parks and protected areas, GHG emissions, and terrestrial and marine spills.