This article discusses how some environmental groups have filed a new court challenge to Trans Mountain pipeline expansion approval. Motion argues that Ottawa isn’t complying with responsibility to protect southern resident killer whales.
The federal government failed to live up to its responsibility to protect B.C.’s endangered southern resident orcas when cabinet approved the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, according to a new court action filed by environmental groups.
Ecojustice filed its latest motion on behalf of Raincoast Conservation Foundation and Living Oceans Society in the Federal Court of Appeal on Monday morning. The groups are asking for leave to appeal the pipeline expansion approval, marking the second time they’ve gone to court over the issue.