Developers of the Northern Gateway pipeline said they will not appeal a federal court decision to overturn permits for the pipeline that would run to Canada’s pacific coast.
The Federal Court of Appeal ruled on June 30 that the National Energy Board’s previous approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline was acceptable on the condition that Enbridge seek further consultation with aboriginal groups.
“We believe that meaningful consultation and collaboration, and not litigation, is the best path forward for everyone involved. We look forward to working with the government and Aboriginal communities in the renewed consultation process,” said John Carruthers, President of the Northern Gateway project at Enbridge, in a statement.
The Northern Gateway pipeline would run approximately 1,177 kilometers (731 miles) carrying crude oil and blended bitumen from Bruderheim, Alberta to Kitimat, British Columbia.