Working to stop the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline
The Review Process
The Enbridge Northern Gateway Project is being assessed by a joint review panel under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. Although this is said to be a joint review by both the National Energy Board and Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, the former is leading the process.
As part of the review, the three-person panel, made up of two people from Calgary and one from Ontario, will conduct a public process. This will include hearings in communities along the proposed pipeline route.
Based on what they hear, the Panel will issue an environmental assessment report which will contain conclusions, recommendations and rationale. This environmental assessment report will be submitted to the Minister of the Environment for a government response.
Once the government has responded to the report, the Panel will make a final decision on whether or not to approve the project under the National Energy Board Act. The Panel's decision will include its reasons and any terms or conditions to be included in an approval if granted.