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Final hearings on proposed Northern Gateway project underway in Terrace, B.C.

British Columbia is reiterating its concern about Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline in the final two weeks of arguments.

Christopher Jones is a lawyer representing the B.C. government, that continues to oppose the project.

He says the pipeline company has told the review panel about it’s response plan and it may look good on paper, but the province wants to know if it’s effective in real conditions.

Enbridge lawyer Richard Neufold  says the country will be in danger to an economic disaster if it’s rejected.

He says there are billions of dollars on the line .

Some of the final voices supporting the project in the closing arguments is the Alberta government, the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

There will also be voices opposing the project such as environmentalists and First Nations representatives.

The final phase of public hearings into the project are taking place in Terrace, B.C., about 60 kilometres from the proposed tanker would be in Kitimat, B.C.

June 18th, 2013