Key Northern Gateway site to hold plebiscite on pipeline project

|By:, SA News Editor

The district of Kitimat, a key hub for Enbridge's (ENB) proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline, will hold a plebiscite to gauge support for the development.

The district council's decision follows release of a panel decision that approved the pipeline and tanker project that would carry bitumen from Alberta's oil sands across British Columbia for shipment to Asia.

The district council and staff will determine the specific plebiscite question for voters and the date for the non-binding vote in the coming weeks; the Canadian federal government has final say on the pipeline, and must reveal its decision within the next six months.