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Federal Court sides with B.C. man in appeal over pipeline assessment

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @ 6:56 AM | By Terry Davidson

An environmentally minded British Columbia man has won a federal appeal in his fight to have the National Energy Board regulate a planned B.C. pipeline after a judge found the board erred in insisting the resident had no case in calling for federal assessment of the project.

William Andrews, lawyerThe July 19 Federal Court of Appeal decision comes after the second failed attempt by Smithers, B.C., resident Michael Sawyer to have the NEB regulate TransCanada Pipeline Ltd.’s Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project (PRGT), a 900-kilometre natural...