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Canadian government approves controversial oil pipeline to Pacific
Canadian government approves controversial oil pipeline to Pacific

The Canadian government approved Tuesday the construction of a controversial pipeline that will connect Alberta's vast tar sands to the Pacific coast and growing Asian markets.   The Northern Gateway pipeline will carry 525,000 barrels of oil products a day from Bruderheim, Alberta, to the Pacific coast at Kitimat, British Columbia, according to a decision issued by the National Energy Board.   The government is requiring the project meet 209 environmental conditions, Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford said in a statement. "The proponent clearly has more work to do in order to fulfill the public commitment it has made to engage with aboriginal...

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