In Dispute Blog

Province’s duty to consult where joint environmental assessment

In the recent Coastal First Nations case (handed down on January 13), the B.C. Supreme Court addressed the Province’s agreement to treat any NEB assessment as equivalent to an assessment under BC’s Environmental Assessment Act, S.B.C. 2002, c. 43, and…

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Kinder Morgan Trans-Mountain pipeline: conflict of interest

On August 21, 2015, the National Energy Board announced a postponement of its oral hearings scheduled to start the following week, because Kinder Morgan’s oil price expert, Mr. Steven Kelly, was appointed to the Board. Mr. Kelly had prepared an…

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