Environmental groups attacked the decision to proceed with the project. Patrick McCully, energy program director at the Rainforest Action Network, said it was “stunningly hypocritical” for the government to put forward a motion in the House of Commons declaring climate change a national emergency on Monday only to approve a major project like Trans Mountain on Tuesday.
“This is like declaring war on cancer and then announcing a campaign to promote smoking,” McCully said. “But this is far from a done deal. First Nations and Canadian environmentalists will continue to fight this project and their international allies will support them in whatever way they can.” (Read more…)