Media Advisory - National Energy Board to hear updated evidence on Mackenzie
Gas Project

CALGARY, March 25 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board (NEB) will hear cross-examination on updated evidence regarding the adequacy of Aboriginal consultation and the economic feasibility of a proposed natural gas pipeline through Canada's arctic.

The hearing on the updated evidence will begin at 1:00 pm on Monday March 29 at Northern United Place, 5403-50 Avenue in Yellowknife. The hearing is expected to finish on the same day, however it will continue on Tuesday March 30 if required. The Sambaa K'e Dene Band, Alternatives North, the Dehcho First Nation and the NEB are expected to cross-examine the witness panels.

An audio broadcast of the hearing will be available from the National Energy Board's website in English and French.

Final argument will begin as scheduled on April 12 2010 at the Explorer Hotel in Yellowknife.

The NEB is an independent federal agency that regulates parts of Canada's energy industry. Its purpose is to promote safety and security, environmental protection, and efficient energy infrastructure and markets in the Canadian public interest, within the mandate set by Parliament in the regulation of pipelines, energy development and trade.

SOURCE National Energy Board

For further information: For further information: For media inquiries: Sarah Kiley, Communications Officer, National Energy Board, Telephone: (403) 299-3633, Toll free: 1-800-899-1265, Email:

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