Working to stop the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline

The Review Process

The Enbridge Northern Gateway Project was assesed 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, conducted a public process that included hearings in communities along the proposed pipeline route.

The Joint Review Panel concluded hearings in Terrace in June 2013 and the Panel recommended approval of Northern Gateway with 209 conditions in December 2013. The Federal Cabinet approved Northern Gateway with 209 conditions in June 2014.

First Nations, environmental organizations and UNIFOR are now in the courts challenging the decision to approve Northern Gateway. Court hearings will take place in Vancouver in October 2015.