Eye on the Arctic – Dene leaders want pipeline hearings in Canada’s Northwest Territories

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Local resident Peter G. King arrives to address the public hearing panel as a proponent of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project in Kitamaat Village, B.C., on Wednesday January 11, 2012. Thousands of people have registered to speak at the hearings regarding the proposed $5.5-billion project to pipe Alberta oil 1,200-kilometres across Alberta and British Columbia to the northwest coast community of Kitimat, where the oil will be shipped overseas by oil tankers. Dene leaders in the N.W.T. want similar public hearings in the territory. (Darryl Dyck/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

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“…Dene leaders want the Northern Gateway Pipeline hearings brought to Canada’s Northwest Territories (N.W.T.).
Since January, hearings have been underway in the southern Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. The purposed pipeline would run through both provinces.
But the Chief of the Salt River First Nation in the N.W.T., Dave Poitras, said people in the territory will also be affected by the pipeline. He said it’s important that their concerns are heard….”

 

#Indigenous #watershed #NWT #Dene leaders want Northern Gateway #tarsands #oil pipeline hearings

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