Protect land ahead of pipeline, Mackenzie panel told -Globe and Mail

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Protect land ahead of pipeline, Mackenzie panel told

Canadian Press
November 5, 2007 at 6:13 PM EST

In two years of hearings in 26 northern communities, a panel reviewing the potential environmental and social impacts of a $16-billion natural gas pipeline down the Mackenzie Valley took in enough submissions to block a herd of caribou.

The panel begins hearing final recommendations Tuesday and concerns registered by everyone from government scientists to aboriginal hunters have been remarkably consistent: protect special areas, prepare for a development boom, make sure climate change doesn’t make the pipeline unsafe and monitor whatever changes it brings.

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