Premier John Horgan made a commitment about the Trans Mountain pipeline. He said that he would use every tool in the toolbox to defend BC’s coast. His last chance to do that is drawing to a close.
Because the Squamish Nation won their court case challenging BC’s approval of Trans Mountain, BC has to reconsider the project conditions it has placed on the Trans Mountain pipeline. This gave them the opportunity to put in place strong conditions that really protect BC’s coast and communities, exposing the true costs of an oil spill, and raising the standard for oil spill preparedness. But the BC reconsideration report fails to put in place strong conditions, leaving the risk to this coast unaddressed. BC is now passing the buck to the federal government, and not using the legal power and authority it has to set clear, measurable, and enforceable rules for this risky project. Tell Premier Horgan to demand more of Trans Mountain and defend BC’s coast.