Joint Review panel releases list of communities for hearings on Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline

Energy Environment

The Northern Gateway Joint Review panel has released a list of communities where it will hold hearings on the pipeline project.

In a news release this morning,  the panel confirmed that hearings will begin in Kitimat on January 10, 2012.

It then goes on to say

The Panel has determined that due to the large number of registrants, it will be visiting some communities more than once to allow all who have registered an opportunity to address the Panel. The Panel will hear oral evidence first from registered Intervenors so that the information request process can proceed according to the schedule. The Panel will then focus on hearing the oral statements of other participants.

The communities that the panel will visit at least twice, the first session for intervenors, the second session for oral statements are

  • Bella Bella, BC
  • Bella Coola, BC
  • Burns Lake, BC
  • Courtenay, BC
  • Edmonton, AB
  • Fort St. James, BC
  • Grand Prairie, AB
  • Hartley Bay, BC
  • Kitimat, BC
  • Kitkatla, BC
  • Klemtu, BC
  • Massett, BC
  • Prince George, BC
  • Prince Rupert, BC
  • Queen Charlotte, BC
  • Smithers, BC
  • Terrace, BC

The panel will also hold single hearings in

  • Calgary, AB
  • Hazelton, BC
  • Kelowna, BC
  • Port Hardy, BC
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Victoria, BC

Earlier, the panel also announced that it will hold more online training sessions for intervenors.

The panel says the workshops are designed to help participants understand aspects of the joint review process. This second online workshop is on the topic of Evidence and Motions. This workshop is designed for registered Intervenors and Government Participants. Additional workshops will be held in the future and will also include topics of interest to other participants.

The online workshop will be held on November 15, 2011 and November 23, 2011 and will consist of a short presentation by the Process Advisory Team followed by questions and answers. It is expected that the workshop will be no longer than one hour. The sessions will be held at the following times:

Tuesday 15 November 2011

  • – Daytime Session: 9:00 a.m. PT (10:00 a.m. MT)
  • – Evening Session: 7:00 p.m. PT (8:00 p.m. MT)

Wednesday 23 November 2011

  • – Daytime Session: 9:00 a.m. PT (10:00 a.m. MT)
  • – Evening Session: 7:00 p.m. PT (8:00 p.m. MT)