There will not be an appeal of the court decision that reversed approval for the Northern Gateway pipeline project.
The Federal Court of Appeal ruled in June, after Ottawa approved the pipeline, that the federal government had failed in its duty to consult with aboriginal people.
Company president John Carruthers says the best path forward is through meaningful consultation, not litigation.
He says the company believes the government has a responsibility to meet its constitutional legal obligations to meaningfully consult with First Nations and Metis.
The $7.9 billion dollar pipeline proposal which would involve the construction of more than 1,000 kilometres of pipeline from Alberta’s oilsands to Kitimat B.C., has been in the making for more than a decade.
A parallel line would send 193,000 barrels-a-day of bitumen-thinning diluent in the opposite direction.