by Andru McCracken
The last of the fish spawning deterrent mats, consisting of laid-flat snowfencing, installed by Trans Mountain Pipeline were finally removed from area creeks as of Dec. 12, according to a Dec. 19 press release from the National Energy Board.
Trans Mountain was ordered to remove the mats as the activity was considered a construction activity by the NEB. Activists gave the company flak for the mats, with one going so far as removing a mat herself.
NEB Inspection Officers were onsite in November and December and their reports will be available online in time.