She and other Alberta ministers made similar statements when Bill 12 was introduced, debated and passed, leaving no doubt that "its objective was to authorize the government of Alberta to reduce supplies of crude oil, natural gas and refined fuels to cause economic harm to British Columbians in order to punish and put pressure on B.C".
Plans to triple the capacity of Kinder Morgan's existing Trans Mountain pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby have pitted Alberta and the federal government against B.C., which says the risk of a bitumen spill is too great for the province's environment and economy.
According to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter, the Canadian government could soon buy Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline project to ensure its completion.
Notley said she could not comment on the status of negotiations with Kinder Morgan, other than saying they are getting closer to finding a way to move forward without delay by the pipeline company's deadline.
"I'm very concerned that we are missing an opportunity here in this nation to advance our economic benefit here, not just in Saskatchewan, but in Western Canada and the nation of Canada", Moe said. "They want to bring that oil through here, but we say that we will stop Kinder Morgan", George-Parker said.
"Premiers always have to juggle a number of competing priorities and commitments and I respect Premier Notley's decision to focus her attention elsewhere", the Premier of the Northwest Territories said in a statement issued on Monday.
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"There has been a mischaracterization of B.C.'s role here".
"A significant disruption in the supply of gasoline, diesel, and crude oil from Alberta to British Columbia would cause British Columbia irreparable harm", the document asserts.
"Alberta seeks to utilize powers under the Act to punish British Columbia, and to exert pressure upon British Columbia with a view to forcing British Columbia to, inter alia, discontinue the reference to its own courts about the constitutionality of proposed amendments to the British Columbia Environmental Management Act", the plaintiff says.
Not only is the growing resistance from the local community, indigenous rights groups and local and US-based environmental groups to the pipeline, but even the financial community thinks the economics and changing energy market is stacked against it. Wal van Lierop is president and CEO of Chrysalix Venture Capital. "We are going to not allow Kinder Morgan to finish this pipeline".
Trudeau said Canada loses $15 billion a year because oil can not be exported anywhere but the United States, adding that the pipeline expansion opens up the option of exporting to Asian markets.