February 2011, Vol. 238 No. 2


Independent Panel Finds Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Environmentally Acceptable

On Dec. 30 Canada’s Mackenzie Valley natural gas pipeline project received the stamp of approval from an independent panel charged with considering the environmental, social and economic impacts of the proposed 1,200-km line on the Northwest Territories. In a statement of conditional support for the massive project, the joint review panel for the Mackenzie project said the region’s future would be better served with the $16 billion pipeline and associated development than without. “The panel is confident that the project as filed, if built and operated with full implementation of the panel’s recommendations, would deliver valuable and lasting overall ben

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