Northern Gateway project threatened by court challenges

By Donovan Vincent, Toronto Star, Jan 30 2014

A string of court challenges from native groups and environmentalists opposed to the Northern Gateway oil pipeline plan threatens to seriously delay — perhaps even scuttle — one of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s priority projects. Five different challenges have been filed in court — one each in the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal because it’s unclear at this time which court has jurisdiction to hear the applications — by groups arguing that a federally appointed joint review panel erred in a number of ways when it gave the go-ahead to Enbridge’s estimated $8 billion project, subject to more than 200 conditions.

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