Enbridge pipeline hearings return to Prince Rupert, days after tanker with crack in hull arrives at terminal

Photo courtesy of Prince Rupert Port Authority

Hearings for the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline will resume today in Prince Rupert to focus on marine safety and spills. The hearings are scheduled to run until Dec. 17. 

The Prince Rupert hearings this week will focus on the environmental and social effects of the increased shipping the pipeline would bring, as well as marine safety and oil spills. The hearings come just days after Capesize Giuseppe Lembo, a tanker from Tianjin, China, arrived at Prince Rupert on Dec. 6 with a crack in the hull, according to the Maritime Bulletin. 

Prince Rupert was the site of large demonstrations earlier this year against the pipeline, which would transport diluted bitumen from the oil sands in Alberta across British Columbia to the coastal port city of Kitimat.  

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