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How to write a letter of comment to the Enbridge hearing panel

Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline, Joint Reveiw Panel, Letter of Comment
West Coast Environmental Law

Anyone can provide the Enbridge Joint Review Panel with their knowledge, opinion, or concerns in a letter of comment.

This includes all individuals and groups (First Nations and non-First Nations), First Nations governments, and municipal governments. The Joint Review Panel wants to know the views of concerned individuals and organizations about the proposed Enbridge project. This can be as simple as a handwritten note—even one written by a child—or as detailed as a well-researched paper. For many people, sending a Letter of Comment will be the easiest way to participate.

Facts are important, but so are feelings. You can choose to include facts and argument in your letter, or to make a heartfelt pitch, or to do both. If you submitted comments to the Panel during sessions held in August and September 2010, the Panel indicates that there is no need to send them in again. However, if you have something additional that you would like to say, by all means, you may submit another comment.

By sending a Letter of Comment, you are not considered an Intervenor and you will not be entitled to ask written or oral questions, or make final arguments. 

This document will guide you through the process of submitting a letter of comment.

Publication Date: 
February 1, 2012
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West Coast Environmental Law
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