Northern Gateway Asks to Extend the Expiring Federal Approval for its Oil Pipeline and Tanker Project: A Backgrounder for Engaging in the Public Comment Period

Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Extension Request
Gavin Smith, Georgia Lloyd-Smith

The federal approval of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipelines and tankers proposal is on track to expire at the end of 2016. To keep its project alive, Northern Gateway has requested a 3-year extension. First Nations, municipalities, organizations and citizens have until June 27, 2016 to comment on Northern Gateway’s extension request and influence the fate of this controversial pipeline and tanker project.

This backgrounder provides helpful information about Northern Gateway's extension request and explains how groups and individuals can engage in the public comment period.

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