Will Northern Gateway promises endure, environmental groups ask expert panel

Regina Leader-Post

BY DENE MOORE, THE CANADIAN PRESS, FEBRUARY 8, 2013

PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. – The proponents of the Northern Gateway pipeline have made many promises as they seek approval of their multibillion-dollar pipeline, but there is no guarantee those commitments will endure, says a lawyer representing environmental groups.

Karen Campbell, who represents ForestEthics, Raincoast Conservation and Living Oceans, asked a panel of company experts at federal review hearings Friday if promises of a marine spill response and wildlife recovery studies will survive the 50-year life of the project.

“Can you ensure that the commitments that you’ve made over and above the regulatory requirements would be adhered to by any future owner of this pipeline?” Campbell asked…

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