With the preliminary hearings having commenced for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s Joint Review Panel on Enbridge Inc.’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline from Alberta’s tar sands to the British Columbia coast, it would be illustrative for British Columbians to look south of the border.The company’s operations in the United States should be of particular interest to British Columbians in relation to the Northern Gateway project. In fact, odds are the recent Enbridge pipeline spill into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River is a harbinger of what BC can expect in terms of the inevitable accident if Northern Gateway is approved.
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