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Haisla First Nation says hasty approval of Northern Gateway pipeline ‘would be illegal’
CALGARY – The Haisla First Nation is urging Ottawa to delay a decision on Enbridge Inc.’s $7.9-billion Northern Gateway pipeline, warning that a hasty approval “would be illegal” in the absence of “meaningful” consultation with aboriginal groups.
“Canada has the ability to extend the timelines for a Governor-in-Council decision on the proposed project under the legislation governing the review of the proposed project,” the Haisla told federal departments including Natural Resources Canada in a report this month. “The Haisla Nation urges Canada to take this step now.”
A final decision on Gateway from the federal Cabinet is expected by July, following a panel report last year that found the project’s projected economic benefits outweighed potential environmental risks.
Read more: http://business.financialpost.com/2014/02/10/haisla-first-nation-says-hasty-approval-of-northern-gateway-pipeline-would-be-illegal/?__lsa=7c29-5c4e