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Canada says B.C. trying to impede Trans Mountain with pipeline legislation –

The province argues it’s not attempting to block Trans Mountain, but aims to protect against ecological harm

VANCOUVER – The Canadian government says British Columbia is trying to obstruct the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion with “Trojan Horse” legislation that the province is passing off as a benign environmental measure.

Lawyer Jan Brongers asked the B.C. Court of Appeal on Wednesday to reject proposed amendments to the province’s Environmental Management Act, because the changes aim to regulate interprovincial oil projects that fall under federal jurisdiction.

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