“…in the best interests of the project, Edelman and TransCanada have mutually agreed not to extend Edelman’s contract beyond its current term.
We stand by our strategy. It was both ethical and moral, and any suggestion to the contrary is untrue.
Unfortunately, the conversation about our efforts has become so loud in certain areas that it is impossible to have an open and honest conversation about the Pipeline project.”
TransCanada’s spokesperson asserts that the strategy had simply overshadowed the larger debate and restated that the company had never followed Edelman’s suggestion to further investigate the motivations driving the project’s opponents via third-party media sources.