Statement from Trans Mountain
Sep 4, 2019
We have received today’s Federal Court of Appeal decision. Trans Mountain is confident in the certificates and approvals obtained to date and we look forward to building and operating this Project in a manner that minimizes impacts to the environment and provides benefits to all Canadians.
It is clear that the Canada Energy Regulator and the Federal Government weighed the various scientific and technical evidence through a comprehensive review process, while taking into consideration varying interests on the Project. The approvals already granted followed many years of engagement and consultation with communities, Indigenous groups and individuals.
As these cases make their way through the courts, we will continue with all aspects of planning and construction. The applications are challenging the decisions made by the Canada Energy Regulator and the Federal Government, but do not in and of themselves negate the pre-existing approvals provided by those governmental authorities until and unless the court rules otherwise.
We’re excited to be in the construction phase of the Project and we’re confident that we will build and operate the Expansion in a way that respects the values and priorities of Canadians.