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Trans Mountain pipeline could get cabinet nod this week, Indigenous leader says

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, right, and his wife Joan, centre, present the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs flag to Standing Rock Sioux Tribal council chairman Dave Archambault II in September. PHOTO: Stewart Phillip

An Indigenous leader anticipates that a controversial domestic pipeline proposal connecting Alberta oil to the British Columbia coastline will be approved by the Trudeau government possibly as early as this week.

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, believes cabinet will approve Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline project on Tuesday.

The proposal would expand the existing Trans Mountain pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby, tripling the capacity to nearly 900,000 barrels a day that would be shipped by tankers to Washington, California and Asia.

“We heard it’s going to be announced on (Nov. 22),” Phillip told Yahoo Canada News. (Natural Resources Canada reiterated in an email that a decision on Trans Mountain would be issued by Dec. 19.)

Click here to read the story originally published for Yahoo Canada News.

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