Thursday, August 20, 2009

Environmental groups ask public inquiry into Enbridge Gateway line

CALGARY, Alta. – Canadian West coast environmental groups on Aug. 17 demanded that the federal government create a public inquiry to look into crude oil pipelines in northern British Columbia.
“Canadians deserve a decision-making process for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline that is independent, comprehensive, and has the freedom to decide if the proposed oil pipelines and supertankers are right for BC and Canada's Pacific North Coast,” said Josh Paterson, staff counsel at West Coast Environmental Law in a press release.
The letter sent to the government was signed by ten different environmental groups including West Coast Environmental Law, ForestEthics, the Pembina Institute, Living Oceans Society and others. It stated that the proposed model for environmental review of the pipeline is not adequate.

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