First Nations launch legal challenges against Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Project

WATCH: Aboriginal groups are filing legal challenges to the federal government’s conditional support of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. Keith Baldrey has more.

VANCOUVER – A number of B.C. First Nations are contemplating legal action related to the Northern Gateway Project.

The Heiltsuk and the Kitasoo-Xaixais have now added their names to the list to ask the Federal Court of Appeal to review the cabinet decision.

They believe the federal government did not take Aboriginal title and rights into consideration when it approved the controversial oil pipeline.

The group B.C. Nature has also filed an application with the court.

The Enbridge Project has faced repeated criticism because of environment concerns.

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