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Energy and Climate Change

Federal approval doesn’t guarantee that Enbridge’s Northern Gateway will be built

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

VANCOUVER—The federal Cabinet’s approval of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline proposal is no guarantee that the controversial project will ever be built, environmental groups said today.

“Eighteen months of regulatory hearings made one thing clear: Northern Gateway is a risky and unnecessary project that does not serve the national interest of Canada or Canadians,” said Ecojustice staff lawyer Barry Robinson. 

Proposed Tanker Routes Pose Risk to Critical Habitat for Humpback Whales

Federal Cabinet’s pipeline approvals will leave whales unprotected

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Living Oceans today released a report that examines the major threats to whale recovery posed by plans to increase in oil tanker traffic on Canada’s Pacific coast. Justified in the Circumstances: Whales or Supertankers? states that in order to protect whales as required by the Species at Risk Act, neither the Northern Gateway nor the Trans-Mountain pipeline and tanker projects can proceed.

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