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Under 'world-leading' plan, Canada let Kinder Morgan break rules for months

Kinder Morgan put fish, porpoises, sea lions and other marine life in danger near an oil terminal in Vancouver, says a leaked federal warning letter that warns the company could face prosecution for its violations. The letter from the Fisheries and Oceans Department (DFO) notes that the company also went months without filing mandatory construction reports before federal officials noticed.
Justin Trudeau, Ottawa, oilsands, Kinder Morgan, Trans Mountain

Trudeau government ‘sought to suppress the evidence’ of pipeline ‘gamesmanship,' say court documents

The documents are the latest files to emerge in a legal review surrounding the unfolding Trans Mountain pipeline expansion saga, as a critical deadline approaches. The Texas-based company behind the project, Kinder Morgan, has said it will walk away from the pipeline if it fails to find a way — before May 31 — to resolve the financial risks it is facing due to fierce opposition in B.C.
Kinder Morgan, pipeline protest, Trans Mountain expansion, Burnaby, National Energy Board

Tsleil-Waututh lawyer says new Trans Mountain evidence casts shadow over Trudeau government's 'consultation'

The Tsleil-Waututh Nation "is of the view that the new evidence, viewed in the larger context of the existing evidence which is already before the Court, casts further unfavorable light on Canada's approach to 'consultation' with TWN," wrote lawyer Scott Smitt in a letter sent to the Federal Court of Appeal on April 29, 2018.

‘I was in shock,’ says government insider about instructions to ensure approval of Kinder Morgan pipeline

“I guess that's something that wouldn't have fazed me at all if the Harper government was still in power,” the public servant told National Observer. “But given the change in government, seeing as how we were told to provide serious advice, I was rather shocked at being given that kind of direction. It's not something that I would have expected from a Liberal government.”