June 18, 2019 (Vancouver) – In response to the federal Cabinet approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion Greenpeace Canada Climate & Energy campaigner Mike Hudema said:

“For the Trudeau government to approve this pipeline after declaring a climate emergency makes about as much sense as pouring gasoline on a burning fire. The climate crisis demands an all-hands-on-deck response to meet the demands of science and justice, not another multi-billion dollar subsidy to the oil industry to make the problem worse. The billions it will cost to push this pipeline would be better spent implementing a Green New Deal to create jobs and put people to work so we can solve the climate emergency our government just declared.”

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