Enbridge Executive makes the case for the Northern Gateway Pipeline


While Enbridge and its Northern Gateway Pipeline partners talk Re-Vision, their critics see No Vision in that pipeline route from Alberta through B.C. to the coast. And it is that route in all its various details that they are taking before the regulatory panel this week in Prince George. Today, Enbridge executive Janet Holder makes the case for that pipeline.

Enbridge Executive makes the case for the Northern Gateway Pipeline

We started this segment with a clip from Terry Teegee, vice chief of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, addressing protesters outside the latest round of hearings into Enbridge's proposal to build the Northern Gateway Pipeline.

This may be a crucial week for Enbridge and the controversy isn't going away. If the National Energy Board's Joint Review Panel approves the project, the Northern Gateway Pipeline would run about 1,200 kilometres ... starting from the town of Bruderheim, Alberta about half-an-hour's drive north of Edmonton and heading more-or-less due west to the deep-water port in Kitimat, along the central coast of B.C.

The federal opposition, at least one provincial government, many B.C. municipalities and a number of first nations all express doubts or outright opposition to the proposal, which means Janet Holder has a fight on her hands. She is Enbridge's Executive Vice President, Western Access and the company's point person in charge of the Northern Gateway Pipeline proposal. We reached her in Prince George just before the hearings went into session yesterday.

And just to clarify, Janet Holder is correct when she says the Northern Gateway Pipeline would not run through the islands of the Great Bear Rainforest. However, the tankers hauling the bitumen from the pipeline's end point at the deep water port in Kitimat, would.

This segment was produced by The Current's Gord Westmacott.

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