Supporters seem to have torn a page from the environmentalist strategy book, signing up in droves to speak in favour of the massive project when hearings begin December 9 in Fort St. John. That includes groups as diverse as the B.C. Business Council, the B.C. Roadbuilders, the Cement Association of B.C. and the New Car
Dealers of British Columbia.
The list also includes former provincial energy minister Blair Lekstrom, and his predecessor, and now Conservative senator, Richard Neufeld.
Opponents of the project who have filed submissions to the panel include the Treaty 8 First Nations, Nature Canada, and Ken and Arlene Boon, ranchers who will lose their home if the project proceeds.