Northern Gateway and private land: how to go head-to-head with big oil

A worker, left, uses a small boat to move logs on the Douglas Channel at dusk in Kitimat, B.C., on January 11, 2012. (CP / Darryl Dyck)

A worker, left, uses a small boat to move logs on the Douglas Channel at dusk in Kitimat, B.C., on January 11, 2012. (CP / Darryl Dyck)

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The controversial Northern Gateway pipeline was conditionally approved by Ottawa this week. If built, about half of the Alberta portion of the pipeline would run through private land. Dave Core, president of the advocacy group CAEPLA, explains what happens when a pipeline company comes knocking, hoping to run a pipeline through your backyard.
 

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