Canadian government rejects pipeline through rainforests of British Columbia

Canadian indigenous groups claimed victory Tuesday with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s rejection of the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline project, which would have carried crude oil across the wild salmon rivers and the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia.The decision concluded one of the West’s most spirited environmental battles, sparked by fears that a leak near the Fraser River or an oil tanker accident in the pristine fiords off the British Columbia coast could devastate an area known for its wildness and beauty.

But Trudeau gave the green light to two other pipeline projects, Kinder Morgan’s $5-billion …
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