The Future of Northern Gateway

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The Future of Northern Gateway

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 08:59
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Northern Gateway’s pipeline route will run approximately 1,177 km (copyright Northern Gateway)
Northern Gateway’s pipeline route will run approximately 1,177 km (copyright Northern Gateway)

The new Trudeau government in Canada will decide the fate of Northern Gateway, a highly complex $6 billion project to build a 1177 km twin pipeline from Bruderheim, Alberta to Kitimat, British Columbia, by 25 November 2016.

Canada's previous government had approved of the project, but its permits were invalidated by a court ruling earlier this year; the government recently decided not to appeal the ruling and now must decide whether to re-do the consultation and then reissue the permits.

Up to now Trudeau had flatly opposed Northern Gateway -- but has since softened his position in recent months. He now says he doesn’t support the current route and has also pledged a moratorium on oil tanker traffic in the region.Trudeau previously had flatly opposed Northern Gateway -- a 1,177-kilometer (730-mile) project that would carry oil to the northwest coast of British Columbia -- but has since softened his position. He now says he doesn’t support the current route and has also pledged a moratorium on oil tanker traffic in the region.

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