"Enviros Sue Canada Over Species at Risk of Enbridge Pipeline"

"VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Five environmental groups are taking the Government of Canada to court today claiming that it has failed to meet its legal responsibilities under the Species at Risk Act to protect endangered wildlife threatened by the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and oil tanker route."

"At a federal court hearing in Vancouver today and Thursday, the groups are challenging the federal government’s years of delay in producing recovery strategies for four species – the Pacific humpback whale, Nechako white sturgeon, marbled murrelet and southern mountain caribou.

The habitat for all four species would be impacted by the construction and operation of the Northern Gateway pipeline, but their recovery strategies were released too late to be considered by the federal government panel reviewing Enbridge’s Northern Gateway proposal."

Environment News Service had the story January 8, 2014.

Source: ENS, 01/10/2014