Federal Court Revokes Northern Gateway’s Approval

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG News
Federal Court Revokes Northern Gateway's Approval

court rulingIn a written decision released today, Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal has overturned Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project. The court says the company fell short in its duty to consult with First Nations. Eight northern First Nations, as well as four environmental groups and one labour union, joined forces in the appeal. Back in 2014, the Conservative government gave the green light to the $7.9 billion pipeline. The project would have carried Alberta oil to BC’s north coast for export. The ruling is dated June 23, but was released today by one of the lawyers representing First Nations. John Carruthers, President of Northern Gateway, says in a statement the company “will consult with the Aboriginal Equity Partners and our commercial project proponents to determine our next steps.” Moving forward, Carruthers says Enbridge is “fully committed to building this critical Canadian infrastructure project while at the same time protecting the environment and the traditional way of life of First Nations and Métis peoples and communities along the project route.”




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