Panel reviewing Enbridge project here in February

  • Dec. 9, 2011 8:00 p.m.

Islanders can soon participate in the Joint Review Panel looking into Enbridge’s pipeline project.The panel is the independent body created by the province’s Ministry of Environment and the federal National Energy Board to assess the environmental effects of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project, which plans a pipeline from the Alberta tar sands to Kitimat, along with several tankers a week crossing Hecate Strait.The Masset hearing will take place on Feb. 28, starting at nine at the community hall. The Queen Charlotte hearing will be Feb. 29 starting at one at the community hall.More than 200 islanders registered as intervenors, a status allowing substantial input in the process.As well, many islanders applied to give oral statements at the hearings. Letters of comment are being accepted until Mar. 13, and anyone may attend the hearings as an observer.

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