Appeal court overturns Ottawa’s approval of Northern Gateway pipeline

Appeal court overturns Ottawa’s approval of Northern Gateway pipeline

VANCOUVER — The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, Jun. 30, 2016 1:08PM EDT
Last updated Thursday, Jun. 30, 2016 1:22PM EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned the federal government’s approval of a controversial pipeline proposal that would link Alberta’s oilsands to British Columbia’s north coast.

In a written decision, the court says Canada fell short in its duty to consult with aboriginal people before giving the green light to Enbridge’s $7.9-billion Northern Gateway project.

The pipeline proposal received federal approval in 2014 but has been mired in legal uncertainty ever since.
Eight First Nations, four environmental groups and one labour union launched the legal challenge.

The judgment is dated June 23 and has not been posted on the court’s website, but it was released today by JFK Law Corp., which represents a First Nation involved in the appeal.

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