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Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline talks continue

The Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines is trying to gain the trust of Northern BC residents before it begins its possible construction in 2012.

The pipeline will run through a small portion of the south peace, south of Tumbler Ridge. It will be running through mainly crown land.

VP of Aboriginal and Community Partnerships Roger Harris says the project has undergone 19 revisions. He says anything can impact the direction of the pipeline. [asset|aid=1020|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=6da46d86a6beb47bf46f70612d7abf0b-Roger Harris 1_1_Pub.mp3]

He says the main objective is to not create temporary jobs and leave the district high and dry, but to create lasting partnerships with residents and businesses.

He says the pipeline will utilize people and businesses from surrounding towns like Fort St. John, to help with the construction. [asset|aid=1021|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=6da46d86a6beb47bf46f70612d7abf0b-Roger Harris 2_1_Pub.mp3]

Harris says the three main goals of the pipeline are environment and safety, economic opportunity and aboriginal partnerships.

For more information visit http://northerngateway.ca/

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