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Northern Gateway hopes dashed with Trudeau's oil tanker ban

tanker Port of Kitimat - Mychaylo Prystupa
Tanker in the Port of Kitimat in 2014. Photo by Mychaylo Prystupa.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ordered his transport minister on Friday to implement a moratorium on crude oil tankers on B.C.'s northern coast —a move expected to dash any dwindling hopes that Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline could be built.

“We’re tickled pink. I can hear the champagne bottles popping,” said retiree Dave McRae with the Kitimat group Douglas Channel Watch in northern B.C..  

"This moratorium could be a lid on the coffin for Northern Gateway, but let’s hope that it nails it down.”

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