The Mckenzie Valley pipeline was one that was proposed for the High North In Canada way back in the 1970's.
The Oil companies were flush with cash and were convinced that the opening of the Arctic to oil and gas exploration would lead to a huge demand to ship this product South. The project was opposed for years by various First Nations people, dene and Inuit included and was finally shelved.
In 2004 there was an attempt to ressurect this project. All outsanding land claims issues were since resolved and the Oil majors had come into agreement with the various peoples across whose lands it would cross in return for joint ownership of the same. It received approval in 2007 to be built but Gas prices plummeted making it non profitable. (Prices for Natural gas have dropped by 1/3)
Now here the irony. All of that fracking in the USA for Gas lead to that plunge in prices which in turn but those huge project on hold.
This is why there so much fear in the Oil industry about Solar power. In fact Koch Industries is supporting a group that is lobbying to prevent solar power projects off the ground and hoping to remove all incentives to the same under the guise of "non Governmnet interference in the free market" even as they receive their own subsidies.