BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD: Looking to have the federal decision on the Enbridge pipeline ruled ‘invalid’

First Nations on the coast including the Haida are taking Canada to court to have the JRP review of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline declared invalid.  Stay tuned for the hearing:

Federal Court of Appeal
October 1 – 2 and 5 – 8, 2015
Vancouver, BC
Open to the public.

From the Council of the Haida Nation:

The next milestone in the ongoing effort to defend northern BC from oil pipelines and supertankers is just around the corner. Please see attached PDF: CHN Legal Challenge Overview 2015.8.12

Some highlights from the document:

“This October, 13 applicants – Gitga’at First Nation; Gitxaala Nation; Haida Nation; Haisla Nation; Heiltsuk Nation; Kitasoo/Xai’Xais Nation; Nadleh Whut’en; Nak’azdli Whut’en; BC Nature; Forest Ethics Advocacy Association; Living Oceans Society; Raincoast Conservation Foundation; and Unifor – are taking Canada to court to challenge the federal cabinet’s approval of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project and the Joint Review Panel’s (JRP) report on which it is based.

The hearing at the Federal Court of Appeal will take place in Vancouver on October 1–2 and 5–8, 2015. It is open to the public. The applicants will divide their submissions over three days and the respondents will have an additional three days for their arguments. There is no deadline for the Court to render its decision following these hearings, although it will likely provide a ruling in early 2016.”

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