The Trudeau government originally committed to making decisions today on two Enbridge pipeline projects. But those decisions now aren’t expected until at least next week.
Federal officials will only say the decision on the Line 3 replacement and Northern Gateway will be announced after it is made.
In April, the National Energy Board recommended approval for the proposal to double the capacity on the decades old Line 3 from Hardisty in East central Alberta to Wisconsin.
The government also must rule on whether to proceed with further First Nations consultations on Northern Gateway. The NEB earlier gave the project conditional approval. But a court ruling found the previous Conservative government failed to properly consult First Nations, leaving Northern Gateway in limbo.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has previously said he opposes Northern Gateway. Greenpeace says if Line 3 is approved but Northern Gateway rejected, there will be celebrating in northern communities but Canada’s efforts to combat climate change would be set back.