The Canadian Press

2015-03-23 | Pipeline Challenge

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A coalition of environmental advocates is taking the National Energy Board to Canada's highest court over the way it approves oil pipeline projects. The groups argue that rules are restricting the public from participating in the debate during environmental hearings. The group's lawyer, David Martin, says the board is restricting freedom of expression and that's what the case is about. (The board conducts hearings before giving the green light to energy projects, such as the controversial decision to O-K Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline.)

Date: 2015-03-23
Placeline: VANCOUVER.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 22 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << freedom of expression is the Beating Heart of democracy legislative efforts to prevent the expression of public concerns regarding a major national infrastructure project are completely inconsistent with modern democratic principles it's inconceivable that relevant counterpoise could compromise the board's public consultation >>