First Nation makes last-ditch appeal to delay Trans Mountain pipeline

|By:, SA News Editor

The Tsleil-Waututh Nation of North Vancouver makes a last-ditch effort to convince the Trudeau government to take their side in opposition to Kinder Morgan’s (KMI -0.2%) $6.8B proposal to triple the capacity of its Trans Mountain pipeline.

“The project, if approved, would constitute a serious, unjustified infringement of our aboriginal title and rights in Eastern Burrard Inlet for generations to come,” the tribe says in a letter to Natural Resources Minister Carr.

Carr says the government will make public its position “very, very soon," and speculation says conditional approval could come as early as today at the weekly cabinet meeting, with an announcement today or tomorrow.

The government already has made its decision on the fate of the proposed $7.9B Enbridge (ENB -2.1%) pipeline to Kitimat, but is waiting until this week to make the verdict public.