Ecojustice Blog – Climate change Posted on December 19, 2013 (updated: February 17, 2015)

JRP gives Northern Gateway thumbs up, but the fight’s not over

Devon PageLawyer

It’s not over till it’s over. And in the case of the Northern Gateway pipeline, the fight is far from over.

While we’re deeply disappointed with the Joint Review Panel’s recommendation that federal Cabinet approve this risky project, we’re not giving up. There’s simply too much at stake.

The Northern Gateway pipeline will introduce an unprecedented increase in tanker traffic on Canada’s west coast, and along with it, the risk of a catastrophic oil spill. The pipeline itself will cross hundreds of fish-bearing streams, rivers and lakes, and will fragment fragile ecosystems and endangered animal habitat.

Today’s news, no matter how disappointing, isn’t the final word. In response to the panel’s report, we’ll be doing what we do best — pooling our legal and scientific resources to come up with innovative ways to change the game and achieve incredible results for the environment and all Canadians.

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From weathering a government-backed smear campaign on environmental charities to slogging through 18 gruelling months of review hearings, you’ve been with us at every turn. Now we’re counting on your support more than ever.

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