"The #KeystoneXL tar sands pipeline was a bad idea from Day One and it remains a terrible idea today."
The cause of the spill is not yet clear and investigators have not yet confirmed its precise location.
"We were very fortunate in the fact that there's a natural containment the oil resides."
“The provincial and federal governments must revoke the permits for this project until the standards of free, prior and informed consent are met."
"We know we can't expect corporate polluters to look out for our health, but we should be able to count on our enforcement agencies to protect us."
Since the pipeline will now follow an alternative route and not its original route, Morris wrote the government "cannot escape their responsibility."
“It has everything to do with corporations degrading the environmental quality of communities and the communities themselves."
“The contracts in the energy sector with private companies will be reviewed to prevent corruption and illegal acts.”
The battle is far from over—and has already transformed the way environmental campaigns are waged.
TransCanada could lose its permit to operate the Keystone in South Dakota if an investigation into this month's massive leak determines that the pipeline operator violated its license.