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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:18 PM

Coastal First Nations Quit Northern Gateway Pipeline Review

Coastal First Nations have left the federal review of the Northern Gateway pipeline plan, saying they've run out of money and patience.

Sterritt said the approximately $280,000 they had cannot compare to the $250 million Enbridge (TSX:ENB) is spending on a team of lawyers.

"There is no equal playing field here today, nor has there been since this proceeding began. The evidence is not being tested and will not, as it should be," Sterritt told the three-person panel.

"It seems the only party that can afford this long and extended hearing process is Enbridge itself, and perhaps the Crown. The average citizen can't afford to be here, and certainly the Coastal First Nations can't afford it."

Full article at: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/02/04/coastal-first-nations-northern-gateway-pipeline_n_2616287.html

These hearings have been a sham since day one.

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