Alberta gets ‘definitive victory’ on Trans Mountain appeal in federal court


Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says a court decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline project is a definitive victory.

The Federal Court of Appeal on Friday dismissed the B.C. government's bid to challenge a National Energy Board ruling that allows Kinder Morgan to bypass local bylaws during construction.

Notley calls it a victory for the pipeline, the economy, Alberta's climate plan and for all Canadians.

Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion would triple the amount of crude flowing from Alberta to a port facility in Burnaby, B.C.

The federal government approved the expansion in 2016, but the project faces significant opposition in B.C.