STATEMENT: “This pipeline will not be built:” Greenpeace responds to NEB issuing first of Kinder Morgan's BC permits

Press release - February 15, 2018
The NEB announced today that it is granting permits that allow “Trans Mountain to begin clearing and grading work now at the entrance of the Burnaby Mountain tunnel, or portal, on its Westridge Marine Terminal property .... Specifically, the NEB issued two detailed route hearing decisions that approved the pipeline route where the Burnaby Mountain tunnel will be constructed.”

15 February 2017 (EDMONTON) —The NEB announced today that it is granting permits that allow “Trans Mountain to begin clearing and grading work now at the entrance of the Burnaby Mountain tunnel, or portal, on its Westridge Marine Terminal property .... Specifically, the NEB issued two detailed route hearing decisions that approved the pipeline route where the Burnaby Mountain tunnel will be constructed.” 

Responding to this, Mike Hudema, Climate & Energy Campaigner with Greenpeace Canada, said: 

“The National Energy Board can hand out as many rubber stamp permits as the Trudeau government wants it to — at the end of the day, there's more than one way to stop a pipeline, and we will exhaust all of them to ensure this pipeline is never built. With more than a dozen lawsuits, a growing opposition, and a movement down the coast to stop tankers — Ian Anderson is in for a Kinder surprise.

"Kinder Morgan can’t magic away the opposition because like the old Justin Trudeau once said, ‘governments grant permits, only communities grant permission.’ The movement against pipelines is strong, willing to put their bodies on the line and growing every day. We are just getting started.” 

Contact:

Jesse Firempong, Communications Officer, Greenpeace Canada, 778-996-6549,