The decision by the National Energy Board to approve continued work on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion was welcomed by its owner, the Canadian government, while opponents have suggested that any attempt to restart construction will end with court challenges.
The Government of Canada is committed to working and consulting with territorial governments, industry, and Indigenous governments and communities in the North on future decisions on offshore oil and gas development.
Canada's Federal government will re-engage First Nations in consultation regarding the proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project, but will not appeal the Federal Court of Appeals decision that quashed approvals for the line earlier this year.
The Government of Canada has announced a $90-million investment in a new energy systems engineering building at Simon Fraser University. The investment will equip post-secondary students with the skills, knowledge and education needed to ensure Canada's youth are prepared to take advantage of the well-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow.
The Government of Canada took the next step to deliver on its commitment to review and restore confidence in Canada's environmental and regulatory processes. This is essential to ensure that decisions on major projects are based on science, facts, and evidence, including traditional knowledge of Indigenous Peoples.
Canada's real gross domestic product (GDP) dropped 0.6 percent in May thanks to reduced non-conventional oil extraction - a direct result of the Fort McMurray wildfire and evacuation, according to Statistics Canada. That drop was the largest monthly decline since March of 2009.
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has requested additional information from the Pacific NorthWest LNG Project, located in Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
Catherine McKenna, federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, has announced that the proposed Woodfibre LNG Project, located near Squamish, British Columbia, is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.
The National Energy Board (NEB), the British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission, the Yukon Geological Survey, the Northwest Territories Geological Survey and the British Columbia Ministry of Natural Gas Development has released the first detailed study estimating the marketable unconventional natural gas resources in the Liard Basin.
The Trudeau government has announced interim standards for environmental assessments on major resource-based projects that will slow down, but not restart, key pipeline projects including Kinder Morgan’s TransCanada expansion as well as TransCanada’s Energy East proposal.