Alberta's Notley launches pro-Trans Mountain pipeline advertisements in BC

Alberta's Notley launches pro-Trans Mountain pipeline advertisements in BC

Alberta's Notley launches pro-Trans Mountain pipeline advertisements in BC

"But as I've said repeatedly, we are hard at work in having good conversations with the federal government and Kinder Morgan".

The company threw the $7.4-billion project into doubt last month when it stopped non-essential spending on the expansion and spelled out a May 31 deadline to restore investor certainty.

Premier Rachel Notley unveiled the details of a $1.2-million campaign to garner support for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion ahead of a looming deadline Kinder Morgan Inc. handed down to restore shareholder confidence. She said she can't divulge details of the talks with Kinder Morgan.

Well over half of that spend will be for billboards in British Columbia, according to Alberta Premier Rachel Notley-the very province that has become the bane of existence for the troubled pipeline project.

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Notley said the comments were short-sighted.

Robertson told Bloomberg that he doesn't think the project would go ahead due to resistance from protestors which he thinks will escalate, adding the bigger issue is to get off fossil fuels.

Notley plans to submit an opinion piece to B.C. media to counter statements made this week by Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson.

The expansion would triple the amount of oil flowing from Alberta to tankers on the coast, which Alberta says is critical to reducing multimillion-dollar discounts on its product due mainly to pipeline bottlenecks.

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Her government is close to passing legislation that would give Alberta the power to restrict and redirect flows of oil, gasoline and natural gas to maximize profits.

Horgan wants the B.C. Court of Appeal to rule on whether the province has the authority to limit an increase of bitumen shipments through British Columbia.

"We are winning hearts and minds in B.C.", she said.

MLAs agreed to an amendment by Alberta Party MLA Karen McPherson to put a two-year limit on those powers. The Federal Court of Appeal previously rejected appeals from the city and from the provincial government in March. The industry has said new pipelines are necessary to spur jobs and growth. "So we must deploy this tool with a cool hand, not an angry one".

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She expects Bill 12 will be voted on next week, but hopefully they won't have to use it. Notley notes Alberta will be seeking full status in the ongoing BC reference case.

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