From Climate Emergency to Trans Mountain Pipeline approval

Earlier today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his government’s re-approval of the project.⠀

The decision comes less than 24 hours after Members of Parliament voted to declare a national climate emergency.⠀

“In approving the Trans Mountain pipeline, the government knowingly imperils endangered Southern Resident killer whales. Thanks to a long history of compromise and accommodation, this population is already in jeopardy. As our evidence to the NEB showed, maintaining that status quo while increasing tanker traffic is a recipe for the Southern Residents’ demise. Today’s decision sets a dangerous example for our children: Ignore facts and evidence if they disagree with what ostensibly benefits commerce and political ambitions.” – Paul Paquet⠀

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