Enbridge Seeks Northern Gateway Sunset Clause Extension

The route map of Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline. Photo by Enbridge, Northern Gateway

CALGARY, A.B. – The National Energy Board is looking for public input before deciding whether to extend the sunset clauses for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project.

In a release today, The National Energy Board says that the sunset clauses in their decision to approve the pipeline project stipulate that construction must begin before December 31, 2016 or approval for the project will expire. Enbridge Northern Gateway and the Aboriginal Equity Partners wrote to the Board on May 6 asking that the sunset clauses be extended by three years to December 31, 2019.

If granted, the extension to the sunset clauses would require approval from the Federal government.

The Board will accept comments from the public until June 27, 2016. Public comments can be made to the National Energy Board website.

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