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‘Not cutting corners:’ Resources minister says no rushing Trans Mountain review

By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY-Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi says the federal government won’t cut corners to speed up a full review of the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The government bought the pipeline for $4.5 billion last summer only to have the Federal Court of Appeal strike ...

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Put oil ‘crisis’ on first ministers’ agenda: Alberta, Saskatchewan premiers 

Alberta and Saskatchewan want issues facing the oilpatch to be on the agenda when premiers meet with the prime minister later this week. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe made the request in an open letter to Justin Trudeau released Tuesday. They said the current agenda does ...

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If Kinder Morgan bails, feds would back new Trans Mountain investors: Morneau

By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS Ottawa is offering to stand behind any and all financial backers of the divisive Trans Mountain pipeline expansion as the Liberal government tries to shore up investor confidence in a country racked with uncertainty over trade and U.S. tax changes. The government is providing ...

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Former U.S. vice president condemns Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion on Twitter

VANCOUVER- Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore says the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is destructive and should be stopped. The environmentalist posted a tweet Thursday saying the pipeline carrying “dirty tar sands oil” would be a step backward in efforts to solve the climate crisis.  Tar sands is considered a derogatory ...

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Manitoba Hydro board resigns; cites lack of communication with premier, province

By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG -The board of directors at Manitoba Hydro resigned en masse Wednesday citing an inability to work with Premier Brian Pallister. Pallister said the dispute stems from the Crown corporation’s plan to pay $70 million to the Manitoba Metis Federation so the organization won’t ...

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South Dakota pipeline spill will take months to clean up

By Nia Williams, Kevin O’Hanlon  CALGARY, Alberta/LINCOLN, Nebraska (Reuters) – The crude oil spill on the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota will take months to clean up, a state official said on Friday, just days before Nebraska was due to decide on another pipeline project by the owner, TransCanada Corp. Canadian ...

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Tribes make renewed push for pipeline protections 

By Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, ND. -Two American Indian tribes in the Dakotas are making a renewed push to bolster protections for their water supply while federal officials further study the potential impact of the recently completed Dakota Access oil pipeline. Lawyers for the Standing Rock and Cheyenne ...

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