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NEWS RELEASE · 25th September 2015
Douglas Channel Watch
For some time we have been under the threat of Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway project with all its risks of oil pollution and destruction of marine habitat on our coast. We have good reason to fear the world’s largest tankers travelling through Douglas Channel almost daily. The Joint Review Panel held interveners to a higher standard of proof than Northern Gateway. Almost everyone who presented to the JRP was against this project. It was resoundingly rejected in a plebiscite by the citizens of Kitimat.

It came as no surprise that Stephen Harper’s Government gave its approval, but we can still stop Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Project!

There are eighteen legal challenges that have been made by eight First Nations (on the basis of Aboriginal Rights and Title), four environmental groups (on incomplete and erroneous assessments affecting the environment), and a labour union for, among other things, “failing to consider greenhouse gas emissions and other upstream environmental impacts associated with oil sands”.

On October 1-2 and 5-8, 2015, the legal challenges to the approval of Northern Gateway are scheduled to be heard at the Federal Court of Appeal in Vancouver.

The challengers have worked hard to get ready to be heard in court, and they represent those of us who can’t be with them. They will soon be facing Enbridge and our own government in an effort to overthrow the fool-hardy decision. Please encourage and support them.

Sincerely,
Margaret Ouwehand
Douglas Channel Watch

NB More information may be found at the website of West Coast Environmental Law:

http://wcel.org/sites/default/files/2015-07-16%20Backgrounder%20on%20Applicant%20arguments%20in%20Enbridge%20JR%20(final).pdf
To Opponents of Enbridge
Comment by Leon Dumstrey-Soos on 20th November 2015
Just curious if the opponents to the Enbridge consider Canadian Atlantic(East) Coast as a part of Canada. If so , are they not equally concerned? I am sure if they have done at least some research ..surprise there are number of oil companies working, some for a long time:

Exon Mobil, Hibernia, Stat Oil, Terra Nova, Exxon Sable etc. Recently new permit given 150 miles south of Halifax. Let me know who that is please.

Interested in educating yourself-stop the bull!
also agree
Comment by djb on 30th September 2015
I couldn't agree more with the previous 2 comments. :Resoundingly? really - 58% - 42% is not resoundingly.
I agree
Comment by Carol on 30th September 2015
I am tired of hearing that "everyone" is opposed to any progress to this area". Fine for those that have lived and worked here and now have a good pension and sit back and say "NIOBY" to our young people that need a job.
Mr.
Comment by sammy small on 26th September 2015
Resoundingly rejected? Did you forget the results and also the meaning of resoundingly? Also there are a lot of people in the northwest not at all impressed with Douglas Channel Watches recent announcement of banning all LNG pipeline proposals to the coast. Tired of D.C.W. repeatedly attempting to brainwash us all.