Canadian Chiefs Blast $5.5B Keystone Alternative

Law360, New York (January 10, 2012, 7:11 PM EST) -- A pipeline that would bring oil sands oil from Alberta to Canada's west coast, proposed as an alternative to the politically fraught Keystone XL pipeline, heard its first official opposition Tuesday when Haisla First Nation chiefs spoke out at a public hearing on the project.

The first of 12 public hearings on the $5.5 billion project, proposed by Enbridge Inc., began Tuesday in Kitamaat Village in British Columbia and is expected to span two full days. The witness panel on Tuesday was largely made up of...
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