The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) is currently holding contested hearings for parties affected by the detailed route of the 1,147 km Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP), which is a proposed pipeline between Edmonton, Alberta and Burnaby, British Columbia. The project is valued at $12.6 billion. Cassels acts for Trans Mountain Corporation with respect to obtaining detailed route approval for the TMEP, including more than 20 detailed route hearings for landowners and municipalities before the CER. The team includes Jeremy Barretto, Viviana Berkman, Meghan Rourke, Tegan O’Brien and Aaron Cressman (Regulatory).
On November 24, 2020, the CER issued a decision approving the routing, method and timing of construction proposed by Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC in respect of the lands owned by private landowners in the Langley area. Cassels successfully represented Trans Mountain with a deal team consisting of Jeremy Barretto and Viviana Berkman (Regulatory). As a result of this decision, the CER will has approved the Plan, Profile and Book of Reference for this section of the TMEP route.