Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Chiefs Hope to Get Federal Court of Appeal Review of Enbridge Project

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Chiefs Hope to Get Federal Court of Appeal Review of Enbridge Project

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Manitoba chiefs continue Enbridge fight

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WINNIPEG - The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says it is taking further steps in its fight against the Enbridge 3 line replacement project.

The group is trying to get leave to file a judicial review with the Federal Court of Appeal with the aim of challenging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's approval last year of replacements to the aging Enbridge line from Alberta to Wisconsin.

The chiefs say in a news release that the project will increase Canadian pipeline capacity and make it unlikely that Canada will meet its Paris climate change commitments.

The group also contends the pipeline replacements will lead to further environmental degradation, including the risks to the watershed from spills, the effects of leaving decommissioned pipeline in the ground and other public safety issues.

Grand Chief Derek Nepinak was one of several indigenous leaders to meet this week in Alberta with actor and activist Jane Fonda, who is supporting them in their concerns over fossil fuel development. …

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