06/17/2014 05:30 EDT | Updated 06/17/2014 06:59 EDT

Northern Gateway Decision: NDP, Environmental Groups React On Twitter

Ottawa approved the controversial Northern Gateway Pipeline on Tuesday afternoon.

The pipeline is slated to transport oil from Alberta to the B.C. coast and has been met with fierce resistance by green groups and native groups.

The NDP and environmental groups quickly took to Twitter to react to the announcement. See their reactions below