The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear a new appeal from British Columbia First Nations over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The court has dismissed the appeal from the Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, the Ts’elxweyeqw Tribes and Coldwater Indian Band, ending the years-long legal battle over the project. The Trans Mountain project was first approved in 2016, but stopped by the Federal Court of Appeal two years later after First Nations and environmental groups successfully argued the approval process was flawed. Ottawa approved the project a second time in June 2019 after additional consultation with the affected communities. The bands still felt the government did not fulfill its duty to consult and again appealed the decision.