In this Jan. 10, 2012 photo, panel members, from top left, Kenneth Bateman, chair of the National Energy Board Regulatory Policy Committee; Sheila Leggett, vice-chair of the National Energy Board; and... more 
In this Jan. 10, 2012 photo, panel members, from top left, Kenneth Bateman, chair of the National Energy Board Regulatory Policy Committee; Sheila Leggett, vice-chair of the National Energy Board; and Hans Matthews, a professional geologist, stand with Haisla First Nation Hereditary Chiefs during the opening day of hearings for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project in Kitamaat Village, British Columbia, Canada. Several hundred people gathered for hearings on whether a pipeline should be laid from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific in order to deliver oil to Asia, chiefly energy-hungry China. The stakes are particularly high for the village of Kitamaat and its neighbors, because the pipeline would terminate here and a port would be built to handle 220 tankers a year and 525,000 barrels of oil a day. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck
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