Enbridge’s Northern Gateway: Now things get interesting


June 17, 2014 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News

The federal government’s approval of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipelineis somewhat anticlimactic: It’s been expected since a Joint Review Panel gave the project a green light (with 209 conditions) late last year.

But now the gloves come off: A quintet of lawsuits seeking to overturn that review panel decision, put on hold in light of Ottawa’s pending decision, is poised to recommence, likely amid more litigation taking issue with the decision itself.

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Feds aim to calm public fears over pipeline safety

Anna Mehler Paperny and Leslie Young – Global News

Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver says new rules for pipeline companies make a safe system safer and the companies more accountable.

But even as he touted tougher penalties and expectations of corporate transparency, he said there’s no need for the National Energy Board to beef up enforcement or publish its own investigation and inspection reports.

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