Alberta granted intervener status on Trans Mountain pipeline 45487
Alberta has been granted leave to intervene on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project judicial review by the Federal Court of Appeal.
Alberta will be allowed to make both written and oral submissions. The judicial review – advanced by municipalities, First Nations and environmental groups – challenges the National Energy Board’s report and recommendation as well as the federal Governor in Council’s Order in Council approving expansion.
Premier Rachel Notley told reporters in Edmonton May 16, 2017 "New pipelines mean a brighter future for our oil and gas industry, with jobs and opportunities for tens of thousands of working families and billions of dollars in new investment. We believe that a strong economy and a clean environment go hand-in-hand. We'll continue to show this by fighting for Alberta's interests in court to get oil flowing to new markets and a better return for Albertans on every barrel.” (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)