Indigenous groups vie to purchase Trans Mountain Pipeline


Last updated 11/3/2019 at 2:17pm

The terminal of the Trans Mountain Pipeline is located on the left bank of Burrard Bay.

EDMONTON, Alberta-In 2018, the Canadian federal government bought the Trans Mountain Pipeline for $4.5 billion from Kinder Morgan. And now several First Nations groups want to buy it.

The Westline Indigenous Pipeline Group is a coalition of First Nations people determined to purchase from the government the 1,150 km pipeline that runs from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C.

Mike LeBourdais, chief of the Whispering Pines/Clinton Indian Band, and representative for the Western Indigenous Pipeline Group told CBC News, that the pipeline would change the First Nations along the valleys forever. And he...

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