If Enbridge has not yet got the message, it needs to be told: Its proposal to build the Northern Gateway pipeline through B.C. is dead.

The company, in the best interests of its shareholders, should withdraw its proposal and go back to the drawing board.

That, thanks to a four page preliminary report released Tuesday by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board into Enbridge’s record in dealing with a nasty oil spill in Michigan’s Kalamazoo River two summers back.

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