If you, voted for the Trudeau government because you wanted strong climate action, the approval of these pipeline represent the failure to break free of legacy fossil fuel infrastructure, and a shrinking of the window of time when we can prevent the worst impacts of climate change.
Why we need to support the clean transition now more than ever
The Trudeau government approved the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline project last week, along with Line 3, while rejecting the Northern Gateway - prompting celebration in the oil patch and outrage from the environmental community. Taking to twitter, Trudeau said the decisions announced were based on "debate, science, and evidence" (and no doubt, politics).
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