Moe to express 'serious disagreement' over pipeline at premier's meeting

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Moe to express 'serious disagreement' over pipeline at premier's meeting

But Eby insisted there is "a big difference" between Alberta's oil shut-off law and his government's request for a B.C. judge to rule on the province's power to regulate oil imports on environmental grounds.

"The government of Alberta introduced and supported the Act because it asserts B.C.is responsible for "delays" to an expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline", says the claim, filed this week in court in Alberta.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will announce as early as Tuesday morning where the government plans to go with Kinder Morgan to ensure the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will be built.

However, as a result of these financial pressures, last month Kinder Morgan scrapped all non-essential work on the pipeline, stating that it would ditch the project unless these challenges were resolved by 31 May.

"It would be surreal and exceptionally tone deaf for anyone to think we could politely discuss pharmacare and cannabis when one of the players is hard at work trying to choke the economic lifeblood of the province and the country", Ms. Notley wrote in a Monday night tweet.

They were part of a demonstration by the US environmental group, Mosquito Fleet, Greenpeace US and Sierra Club that organised a rally in the city against Kinder Morgan's proposed pipeline expansion.

Notley noted that B.C. would be able to source oil and gas from Washington, but it would drive up prices for consumers.

"While they are at the premiers meeting talking about how to spend that kind of money, I'll be here in Alberta talking about how we can earn that kind of money".

"Nothing's going to change, it's just going to be a different victim in this political game of tennis".

Before he left for the meeting, Horgan said he didn't expect tensions over the pipeline to dominate discussions among the premiers.

At the rally yesterday, one of the speakers was Cedar George-Parker from the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, who have been leading the community opposition to the pipeline in British Columbia.

"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.

The provincial Ministry of Environment said a flow metre has leaked about 100 litres of crude oil into the ground at the Darfield station.

"It is not to stop the pipeline or prevent it", Eby argued. "We are going to not allow Kinder Morgan to finish this pipeline".

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