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Bird's Nest Stops Construction of Trans Mountain Pipeline (Not First)

The pipeline expansion was scheduled to be completed this year, but due to pandemics, floods and many other delays, the date was changed to the third quarter of 2023. it was done.

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Due to the discovery of Woodpecker's nest, construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline along 400 meters near Chilliwack, British Columbia was discontinued.

According to a statement from Trans Mountain Corp., ropes to the buffer zone around trees and vegetation near Bridal Falls, where Muneakasil Suikitsuki can be seen nesting. The sign and flag tape are affixed.

The Royal Enterprises have stated that the area will not be cleared until wildlife resource experts confirm that there are no nesting nests. This will be the end of the nesting season.

Sarah Ross of the Community Nest Finding Network says the group first noticed a bird's nest in a tree cavity in early June and warned the local government.

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Muneakasil Suikitsuki's nest is easily visible from the ground , There are other birds inhabiting this area, and we will build a house on a tree at this time. The season lasts until the end of August.

In April 2021, Environment and Climate Change Canada executives caught subcontractors cutting down trees in active nesting sites for protected migratory birds, including Anna's hummingbirds in Burnaby. At times, another wildlife delay occurred. The delay continued until August of that year. The

pipeline expansion was scheduled to be completed this year, but the date was moved to the third quarter of 2023 after a pandemic in British Columbia and the November floods. Forced a delay. Previous delays were also due to rerouting during construction, the death of a worker in Edmonton in 2020, and serious injuries in Burnaby.

When Kinder Morgan first announced the project in 2013, it will cost an estimated $ 5.4 billion and will be completed around December 2019. The cost of the project is currently estimated to exceed $ 20 billion.

According to a report by PBO Yves Giroux, the net present value of the pipeline is C $ 600 million (C $ 463.03 million) based on the difference between C $ 4.4 billion in cash flow and C $ 4.4 billion in purchase price. It will be (dollar).

A report from the PBO, which provides independent advice to Congress, has hit Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who purchased the pipeline in 2018, to ensure expansion despite opposition. rice field.

Additional delays and increased construction costs will further reduce the value of Trans Mountain, PBO said. If Ottawa cancels the expansion, the government will face a $ 14.4 billion amortization, PBO said.

The cancellation scenario is fictitious and the government has no such plans, government sources said. Sources added that the unprofitable PBO analysis did not take into account other economic benefits such as work.

The Trudeau government has long stated that it will sell its pipeline when the expansion is nearly complete. The

pipeline moves up to 300,000 barrels of oil per day from near Edmonton, Alberta to the Pacific coast of British Columbia, and its expansion nearly triples its capacity.

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