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Pipeline Plan Slams into $120 Million Coastal Eco-Pact

Conservation & Preservation

BC's Great Bear Rainforest deal was a landmark mix of public and private investment.

 Oil tankers, say backers, weren't part of the bargain.

By: By Geoff Dembicki, 4 October 2010, TheTyee.ca

 Two Calgarians and one Ontario aboriginal will help decide the economic future of coastal B.C. They've been appointed to assess one of the most controversial energy projects in the province's history.

Their recommendations could determine whether federal policymakers approve plans by Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. to build a pipeline from Alberta's oil sands to the west coast, and then ship fossil fuels on supertankers to Asia. The proposal carries huge environmental risks. It also revives a fiery economic debate.

How do you develop a pristine eco-system? Or do you develop it at all?


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