Three reasons BC’s Northern Gateway rejection is ‘good politics’

After fighting the provincial election without an unequivocal position on pipeline development in B.C., on Friday the BC Liberal government expressed its formal rejection to Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline proposal. The reason for the rejection, according to the government, was that the development failed to comply with the five conditions Premier Christy Clark set out last year for the province to support pipeline projects.

For Will Horter, the executive director of the environmental activist group Dogwood Initiative, the reason for the rejection is simple: “It’s good politics.” In an article published in the advocacy group’s online blog, Horter listed the three main reasons why it made sense for Clark to reject the oil tanker and pipeline proposal.

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