Cuthand: No Gateway until B.C. First Nations’ title settled
American President Barack Obama this week delayed again the decision on whether to proceed with construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
The decision will now take at least a year, and it looks more and more as if the Keystone pipeline won’t get built. This leaves the Northern Gateway pipeline across British Columbia as the next alternative to exporting oil sands crude. However, the route through the mountains is extremely difficult, and most of the First Nations along the proposed pipeline adamantly oppose its construction.