British Columbia rebuffs Northern Gateway pipeline

06/10/2013
An important westbound route for Canadian bitumen has met new official resistance in the province it would cross. The government of British Columbia said evidence presented in federal hearings failed to allay its concerns about the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project between Edmonton, Alta., and Kitimat, BC. In its submission to the Joint Review Panel, the provincial government said Northern Gateway, a subsidiary of Enbridge Inc., hasn't adequately addressed spill preparedness. Although Northern Gateway claims to be able to respond effectively to land and marine spills, it said, the company "has presented little evidence about how it will respond in the event of a spill."...
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