Renowned University of Toronto climate scientist Danny Harvey is taking Canada’s National Energy Board to court over its refusal to accept evidence on climate impacts in its hearings on Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion. The project “will lead to tar sands expansion, increase climate change, and put future generations of Canadians at risk,” Harvey said. “Expanding tar sands operations by increasing pipeline capacity is not just irresponsible—it’s dangerous.” Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms “guarantees that the government will not unjustifiably deprive Canadians of their health and well-being,” said Harvey’s lawyer, Joseph J. Arvay. “Today, protection of the environment is the most important frontier for ensuring this guarantee is meaningful.”
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