Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Kinder Morgan Pulls Request for Fish Mats on Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Kinder Morgan Pulls Request for Fish Mats on Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

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Kinder Morgan pulls request for fish mat exemption

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CALGARY - The company behind the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has dropped a request that the National Energy Board allow it to conduct some construction activity on the multi-billion dollar project.

Last week, lawyers representing Kinder Morgan Canada subsidiary Trans Mountain asked the board for permission to install mats to deter fish spawning after the board told it last month to stop doing so.

The lawyers said if the request was not granted, construction on the $7.4-billion project could be delayed by a year.

Lawyer Terri-Lee Oleniuk at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt has now written to the NEB saying the window for "safely and effectively" installing the mats has passed and the company is withdrawing the request. …

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