VICTORIA, B.C. –Today the Supreme Court of Canada rejected British Columbia’s appeal regarding the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.
“This court decision is disappointing, but it does not change our conviction that the Trans Mountain Expansion Project is not in the interests of British Columbians, our economy or our environment,” said interim Green Party leader Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands. MLA Olsen, who is a member of Tsartlip First Nation, had intervenor status in this case and focussed his intervention on the issue of Indigenous consultation.
“Both as an opposition caucus and through the CASA agreement, we will work to ensure that the BC NDP keeps its commitment to use all legal means available to stop this project.”
The B.C. Green Caucus rejects the idea that the only way to have a strong economy is by doubling down on massive fossil fuel projects.
“The decision to purchase and push through this expansion is a political decision,” said B.C. Green MLA Sonia Furstenau for Cowichan Valley. “We are at a pivotal moment in human history, and we can do better than banking on a future that continues to rely on fossil fuels. Strong climate action is an economic driver that is already driving significant job growth in clean energy.”