Environmentalists file suit over Kinder Morgan pipeline in Canada

By Nia Williams

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – Two environmental groups on Tuesday filed for a judicial review of the Canadian government’s decision to approve Kinder Morgan’s (KMI.N: Quote) Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, the first legal challenge to the project since it received the green light last month.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet on Nov. 29 approved trebling capacity on the pipeline, which ships oil sands crude from Alberta to the Port of Vancouver, British Columbia, despite fierce opposition from environmental and aboriginal groups.

Ecojustice, the law firm representing environmental groups Living Oceans Society and Raincoast Conservation Foundation, said the expanded …
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