Interview: Why our latest court challenge to the re-approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline is critical for the Salish Sea

Misty MacDuffee joins Mark Brennae on CFAX 1070 in the hours after we filed our court challenge of the Federal Government’s decision to re-approve the Trans Mountain pipeline.

Aerial view of Southern Resident killer whales in the Salish Sea, and Misty Macduffee and CFAX logo in the foreground.

Image from video by NOAA.

The Southern Resident killer whales are a small declining population. The increase in tanker traffic associated with the Trans Mountain expansion will have a significant adverse effect on these killer whales in the Salish Sea. Even the National Energy Board agrees that the pipeline and the associated tanker traffic will have significant adverse effects.

And if the pipeline expansion project goes ahead, these effects cannot be mitigated. The impact of the noise alone increases the risk of extinction significantly. Because Southern Resident killer whales are listed as endangered in the Species at Risk Act (SARA) , the Trans Mountain expansion is required to mitigate the impacts.

Listen to Misty MacDuffee explain the basis of our legal action, in partnership with Ecojustice and Living Oceans Society, to Mark Brennae on CFAX 1070.

You can also hear this interview on CFAX 1070.

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