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NEWS: Enbridge to file in May for Gateway pipeline permit

The Globe and Mail reports that, “Enbridge plans to file next month for a permit from the National Energy Board to build the North Gateway project to Kitimat, B.C., says CEO Pat Daniel.”

Hearings are expected to take place in 2011.

“He expects the NEB process to take two years and is confident the project will be approved.”

“If all goes according to Enbridge’s plans, Alberta bitumen would be flowing to Pacific Rim markets by 2015…”

“(Daniel) said that, by providing access to Pacific Rim markets, the Gateway pipeline should encourage further Asian investment in the oil sands, and boost production beyond what it would be without the project going ahead.”

But, “Native bands that live along the rugged coasts have made clear their opposition. Several groups – including Haida, Hasla and Gitga’at – issued a stark warning last month that ‘oil tankers carrying crude oil from the Alberta tar sands will not be allowed to transit’ their lands or waters.”

The Council of Canadians will be working with Indigenous communities to oppose this pipeline, protect coastal waters, and stop the tar sands.

The full article is at http://m.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/oil-sands-bitumen-to-flow-to-west-coast-by-2015-enbridge/article1551613/?service=mobile.