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Cassels Successfully Represents Trans Mountain Corporation to Obtain Approval for 26 km of Pipeline Before the Canada Energy Regulator


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.

On June 30, 2021, the CER issued five significant decisions approving the routing, method and timing of construction proposed by Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC in respect of municipal and privately-owned lands in Chilliwack (Hearings MH-010-2020, MH-011-2020, MH-013-2020, MH-015-2020 and MH-026-2020). The hearings had been ongoing since 2018 and involved the City of Chilliwack, a school district, private landowners and other stakeholders. Cassels successfully represented Trans Mountain, resulting in the approval of Trans Mountain’s proposed route, methods and timing of construction. As a result of these decisions, the CER has approved the Plan, Profile and Book of Reference for approximately 26 km of the TMEP route.