In response to the the judgement by the Court of Appeal which ruled that British-Columbia has no jurisdiction over bitumen regulation, Mike Hudema, Climate and Energy campaigner with Greenpeace Canada commented:

“This is a disappointing decision but won’t change the fate of the Trans Mountain pipeline. This project will still face a litany of legal challenges and delays, staunch Indigenous and public opposition, and a possible appeal of this decision by the BC government. At the end of the day the result is the same: this project is incompatible with a safe climate, a healthy coast or Indigenous rights and reconciliation. As hundreds of thousands of young people all over the world strike for action on climate change there will be no sympathy for governments pushing an oil pipeline especially while our forests are burning and our communities are flooded. The science demands we stop expanding fossil fuels and we hope, for all our safety, that regardless of today’s decision our government gets that message.”

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For more information, please contact:

Loujain Kurdi, Greenpeace Canada, Communications Officer, loujain.kurdi@greenpeace.org, +1 (514) 577-6657.