By Eugene Kung, West Coast Environmental Law
Over the past two weeks, the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) panel of Justices De Montigny, Dawson and Woods heard oral arguments on the 15 consolidated challenges to the federal approvals of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project. As we have written before, the case has the potential to overturn the NEB or federal Cabinet decisions.
West Coast attended almost all of the hearing. What follows is a summary of our highlights from the hearing – it is not meant to be a transcript, and most of the remarks are paraphrased.
Since the Federal Court does not permit photography in the court rooms, we will be resorting to another form of visual aid for this blog: road signs.