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The Union of British Columbia Municipalities passed a resolution yesterday opposing Calgary-based Enbridge Inc.’ s proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline. Leslie Johnson, a councillor from the village of Queen Charlotte, which put forward the resolution, said while the vote has no binding power, it puts pressure on the provincial government to ask Ottawa to block the pipeline. The 1,172-kilometre line would transport oil sands crude to tankers in Kitimat, B.C. The tankers would then head to markets in Asia, creating the only market outside North America for Canada’s oil sands exports. “If there were a [spill] we would be surrounded by oil,” Ms. Johnson said. Alan Roth, an Enbridge spokesman, said in an email, “The project will bring significant and lasting benefits to the economies and the people of northern B.C. in an environmentally safe and sustainable way.”

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