Official ends stint with Northern Gateway

Another senior official is stepping away from a high-profile post connected to Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline project.

Senior communications manager Alan Roth, from Calgary, who took over the job just this summer, is having his last day with the project Oct. 15.

He’s moving on to head the communications department for Alliance Pipeline, which is owned 50 per cent by Enbridge Inc.-affiliated Enbridge Income Fund and 50 per cent by Fort Chicago Energy Partners. Alliance operates a pipeline moving natural gas from Fort St. John to Chicago.

Roth is the latest senior official to leave the Gateway project, which has faced criticisms from aboriginal and environmental groups.

Resolutions opposing tar sands oil and the transport of oil by tanker along the north coast were also passed by delegates attending the Union of BC Municipalities convention in Whistler two weeks ago.

Former Skeena Liberal MLA Roger Harris, who had been looking after aboriginal affairs for the Gateway project, officially left at the end of August but had been reducing his involvement for months beforehand.

And this spring, Steve Greenaway, in charge of public and government affairs, has moved on to another project.

Roth had previously been a partner in a Calgary communications firm with Doug Ford, who had been working with Shell on its plan to drill for coalbed methane natural gas in the Klappan region of northwestern B.C.

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