Trans Mountain

Canadian Regulator Approves Route Change for Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

Canadian Regulator Approves Route Change for Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

Trans Mountain Corp. has won approval from Canadian federal authorities for a route detour to end a prolonged Indigenous territorial and environmental dispute that threatened to delay its C$12.6 billion ($10 billion) Trans Mountain Expansion crude pipeline project (TMX). The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) on Monday authorized the construction change, observing that no opposition had…

July 21, 2021
Trans Mountain Route Changes Said Favored by Native Tribes

Trans Mountain Route Changes Said Favored by Native Tribes

Route and construction changes have ended the second British Columbia (BC) native rights dispute that threatened to delay the C$12.6 billion ($10 billion) Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion (TMX). Semá:th (Sumas) First Nation dropped years-long opposition after TMX re-engineered the project leg across tribal territory near the U.S. border in the Fraser Valley at Abbotsford, 50…

May 4, 2021
Trans Mountain Oil Pipe Expansion Work Resumes Following Safety Overhaul

Trans Mountain Oil Pipe Expansion Work Resumes Following Safety Overhaul

Work has resumed on the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion after a planned two-week pause stretched into a 52-day safety procedure overhaul on the 1,150-kilometer (690-mile) oil conduit across Alberta and British Columbia. “A staged remobilization of the 7,000-strong workforce will begin this week,” the Canadian government-owned pipeline said earlier this month. “The restart process will…

February 12, 2021
Canada’s Trans Mountain Pipeline Secures Reroute Agreement With BC Tribal Leaders

Canada’s Trans Mountain Pipeline Secures Reroute Agreement With BC Tribal Leaders

A seven-year dispute has ended in an agreement by Trans Mountain Pipeline to reroute its expansion project by building a bypass around a native rights sore spot in southern British Columbia (BC). The deal, filed late Friday with the Canada Energy Regulator (CER), charts the new course to avoid risking contamination of a subterranean aquifer…

October 12, 2020
Trans Mountain Expansion Wins Appeal as Canada Court Enforces Limits to Tribal Power

Trans Mountain Expansion Wins Appeal as Canada Court Enforces Limits to Tribal Power

Native protest lawsuits failed Tuesday to overturn national approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion (TMX) in a court verdict that enforced limits on tribal power to block industry.

February 5, 2020
Trans Mountain Expansion Wins Appeal as Canada Court Enforces Limits to Tribal Power

Trans Mountain Expansion Wins Appeal as Canada Court Enforces Limits to Tribal Power

Native protest lawsuits failed Tuesday to overturn national approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion (TMX) in a court verdict that enforced limits on tribal power to block industry.

February 5, 2020
Trans Mountain Expansion Wins Appeal as Canada Court Enforces Limits to Tribal Power

Trans Mountain Expansion Wins Appeal as Canada Court Enforces Limits to Tribal Power

Native protest lawsuits failed Tuesday to overturn national approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion (TMX) in a court verdict that enforced limits on tribal power to block industry.

February 5, 2020

Canadian Court Stays Alberta Attempts to Counterpunch Trans Mountain Interference

A court injunction Tuesday suspended Alberta legislation that would enable a provincial oil boycott against British Columbia (BC) if the BC government blocked construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion.

September 25, 2019
Trans Mountain Gains Ground in Canadian Appellate Court

Trans Mountain Gains Ground in Canadian Appellate Court

Canada’s embattled Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion Tuesday won its second and third appellate court victories in five months against opponents in British Columbia (BC), marking a win for Alberta oilsands exports.

September 18, 2019

Trans Mountain Restarting Work on Embattled Expansion

The Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion plans to resume a year after an appellate court verdict required a second project review and approval by Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) and federal cabinet.

August 22, 2019
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