BC is building a pipeline and Albertans are NOT happy about it

Oct 2 2018, 10:07 pm

Following a Tuesday announcement that BC has greenlit a massive liquified natural gas project, some Albertans are more than a little salty.

The project, which is expected to be a $40 billion investment, would include the creation of a pipeline that would transport LNG to BC’s shores at Kitimat, BC.

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“British Columbians want a future that brings opportunities for them and their kids in the communities they call home, while living up to our responsibilities to guarantee clean air, land and water for the generations that follow,” Premier John Horgan said in a statement.

“Ours is a province of unlimited potential, and the responsibility of this generation of British Columbians is to make decisions that embrace and preserve that potential.”

Following nearly a year-long feud between Alberta and BC regarding the construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project, which would see the creation of a pipeline bringing Alberta’s crude to Burnaby, BC’s shores, Albertans have taken to Twitter to voice their frustrations over what they see as hypocrisy from the BC government.

Alberta’s Minister of Economic Development and Trade Deron Bilous was among the outspoken, replying to a tweet from Alberta’s Minister of Energy Marg McCuaig-Boyd that favoured the LNG pipeline as well as the Trans Mountain Pipeline.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley echoed McCuaig-Boyd’s sentiment in a tweet on Tuesday afternoon, being sure to mention TMX and how it is similar to BC’s new LNG pipeline project.

The Trans Mountain Pipeline Project was halted indefinitely in late August when the Federal Court of Appeal ruled that the National Energy Board had failed in adequately researching the environmental implications of the pipeline and that the Federal Government had failed to properly consult with Indigenous peoples.

It was noted that the LNG project may only proceed if First Nations are consulted and treated as partners in projects within their territories.

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