"We are not people who fight. But we will do whatever we can to protect these lands and waters.”
Environmental groups say decision is invalid because NEB has failed in its mandate to protect the public interest.
Some experts fear the 15-page letter will intimidate people unfamiliar with the process into withdrawing their applications.
Environmental groups say choices now include legal avenues, political campaigns and direct action.
National Energy Board Joint Review Panel on Enbridge Northern Gateway Project decision to be handed down Thursday in Calgary.
Was the NEB's fair and open environmental review process a pipe dream all along?
Independent federal agency, National Energy Board, directly coordinated effort between CSIS, the RCMP and private oil companies.
At the Joint Review Panel hearings on the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway oil sands pipeline, everyone was on script.
At the National Energy Board Joint Review Panel on "EnGate", depth, passion and respectful listening characterized a flawed but vital democratic process.
Speakers one Day 1 of the Joint Review Panel hearings in Vancouver discuss climate change and keeping the public out