Canada's federal government approved Enbridge Inc.'s proposed Northern Gateway crude oil pipeline project as long as it meets 209 conditions a joint review panel imposed in December.
"Today constitutes another step in the process," Canadian Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford said in announcing the decision on June 17. "Moving forward, the proponent must demonstrate to the independent regulator, the [National Energy Board], how it will meet the 209 conditions. It will also have to apply for regulatory permits and authorizations from federal and provincial governments."
Rickford said, "In addition, consultations with Aboriginal communities are required under m...