The non-profit Wilderness Committee says the pipeline company’s own maps and sworn affidavits indicate that it failed to start key construction this summer. And that could push the project past its December 2022 delivery date.
Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson has talked about using the revenue from the Trans Mountain oil pipeline to pay for green energy projects. But what if that revenue never comes because there’s little demand for oil in the first place?
The news comes roughly a year after the large Swiss insurance company declared it would reject companies that operate "purpose-built" transportation infrastructure for oilsands products, including pipelines.
Coldwater Indian Band says it knew the chances of the Supreme Court hearing its case were slim "given the momentum of the project" and an earlier federal court decision, "but we felt we had to use every tool available to us.”