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‘A critical win’ – Ecojustice, Raincoast & Living Oceans celebrate Trans Mountain ruling

Thursday, August 30, 2018

VANCOUVER – Ecojustice,  Raincoast Conservation Foundation and Living Oceans Society— conservation groups who fought the approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline project in a historic hearing last October — are calling today’s Federal Court of Appeal ruling “a critical win” for endangered killer whales, communities, the climate and the coast.

In a decision announced this morning, the court unanimously ruled that the federal government’s approval of the project violated its legal obligations to protect endangered orcas under the Species at Risk Act.

Sea level rise

Climate change is impacting our communities at a faster rate each year with costlier environmental, social and economical consequences.  Population growth, destructive industrial processes and pressure on declining natural resources impair the planet’s ability to function efficiently leading to an increase in greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere (GHG’s). Generally speaking, greenhouse gases are compounds that are able to trap heat in the atmosphere, warming the air temperature.

February 21, 2018

Trans Mountain: Pipeline Company Interfering With Salmon Spawning

Monday, October 2, 2017

Vancouver: Applicants in the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion court proceedings scheduled to begin today in the Federal Court of Appeal are seeking answers from the National Energy Board after learning that the pipeline company has been interfering with salmon spawning in several streams in B.C's interior, without a permit. Raincoast Conservation Foundation and Living Oceans Society detailed concerns over the use of spawning deterrents in important Chinook salmon spawning areas, at a time when salmon returns are low, in a letter to the NEB.

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