Provincial government “cannot support” Northern Gateway pipeline

In a 99-page submission, the province notes the company has made many commitments to oil spill prevention and response but has not presented any real assurance that it will be able to meet those commitments.

The province says the Northern Gateway is not a typical pipeline. It will transport diluted bitumen from the Alberta oilsands – a substance that is not well understood and which would have a profound effect in the event of a spill.

The review panel will hear final arguments starting next month, and a final report is due to the federal government by the end of the year.

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Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and energeticcity.ca in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.