Pipeline support group tops 1,000 members

The Northern Gateway Alliance represents a variety of opinions.

  • Jan. 17, 2012 12:00 p.m.

THE CHAIR of a group favouring Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline project says it now has more than 1,100 members.

Almost 500 new members have signed up in the last half of 2011 and membership has more than doubled since the start of 2010, says a press release from Northern Gateway Alliance chair Colin Kinsley.

“The grassroots support from British Columbians and Albertans has been outstanding,” noted Mr. Kinsley. “I am pleased that community members are increasingly recognizing that Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project can bring real opportunity to communities along the right of way,” he said.

The alliance, which does have financial support from Enbridge, “believes the benefits and opportunities associated with the project should be given serious consideration through the public regulatory review process,” the press release from Kinsley indicates.

The alliance says it members include individuals from a variety of occupations and businesses.

Kinsely is a former mayor of Prince George.