Enbridge Responds to Federal Court of Appeal Ruling
Prince George, B.C.- The President of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project, John Carruthers, has issued the following statement in the wake of the Federal Court of Appeal ruling which said the Government had failed in its duty to consult with First Nations and overturned the permits that had been granted.
“Today the Federal Court of Appeal addressed important concerns regarding the Northern Gateway Pipeline” reads the statement from Carruthers “Though the court found that the JRP (Joint Review Panel) recommendation was acceptable and defensible on the facts and the law and is reasonable they concluded that further Crown consultation is required.
While the matter is remitted to the federal government for their redetermination, Northern Gateway will consult with the Aboriginal Equity Partners and our commercial project proponents to determine our next steps.
However, the Aboriginal Equity Partners and our commercial project proponents are fully committed to building this critical Canadian infrastructure project while at the same time protecting the environment and the traditional way of life of First Nations and Métis peoples and communities along the project route.”