CALGARY, Alberta, April 17 (Reuters) – A Canadian
environmental group has split in two as a way to keep up public
opposition to projects such as Enbridge Inc’s Northern
Gateway oil pipeline to the West Coast, while avoiding moves by
Ottawa that threatened its previous charitable status.
Officials with ForestEthics Canada, a staunch opponent of
the C$5.5 billion ($5.6 billion) pipeline, said on Tuesday one
segment will keep on working on environmental projects and
agreements as a way to adhere to tighter enforcement of rules
that limit the political action of charitable groups.
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – A Canadian government attempt to speed up construction of Enbridge Inc’s (ENB.TO: Quote, Profile, Research) Northern Gateway oil pipeline to the West Coast is unlikely to prevent a flood of court challenges that could still delay the multibillion-dollar project.
In its budget last month the Conservative government said it will force time limits on regulators reviewing the pipeline plan. But aboriginal law experts say that won’t stop legal actions against the C$5.5 billion ($5.5 billion) project, which is designed to open a lucrative new export route to the Pacific for surging production from the Alberta oil sands.