Judges rule former Conservative government in 2014 failed to consult with groups on Northern Gateway project as matter is sent back to Trudeau’s cabinet

A Canadian court has overturned the approval of Enbridge Inc’s Northern Gateway oil pipeline, adding another steep obstacle to a project fiercely opposed by environmentalists and many aboriginal groups.

The federal court of appeal ruled in a 2-to-1 decision released on Thursday that the government had failed in its duty to consult with aboriginal groups on the project and sent the matter back to Justin Trudeau’s cabinet for a “prompt redetermination”.

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Source: Guardian Environment