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AWA News Release: Northern Gateway Pipeline–Approval Mostly Silent on Upstream Impacts for Alberta’s Boreal Forest and Foothills

December 20, 2013

The National Energy Board (NEB) yesterday recommended approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline across central Alberta to the BC coast. Many of Alberta Wilderness Association’s (AWA) concerns regarding routing in Alberta were worked out with Enbridge prior to the application being made. AWA welcomes the panel’s condition for a Linear Feature Management and Removal Plan (LFMRP) for one of Canada’s most threatened caribou populations in the Little Smoky area, but AWA is also calling for more attention by Alberta and the federal government to the upstream impacts of energy development.

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