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Leadership from the top required on pipeline front
The spat between the mayor of Burnaby and the government of Alberta over the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline must be settled soon.
Alberta and Saskatchewan and the company that wants to build the $7.4 billion project have applied to the National Energy Board for a hearing into the city of Burnaby’s apparent delays in issuing any permits required for the work within its boundaries.
Kinder Morgan says the project is now nine months behind and the delay is costing millions every day.
Burnaby mayor Derek Corrigan, who has argued against the pipeline (or any other major pipeline for that matter) since the beginning says that they are not delaying anything, just doing their due diligence. He has taken issue with recent remarks from Alberta premier Rachel Notley and Saskatchewan`s energy minister who, along with many others, have argued that the pipeline is in the national interest and that no province has the authority to block exports of another.  Full Story >
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