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CanadaAlberta starts new campaign for troubled Trans Mountain pipeline

23:42  29 may  2019
23:42  29 may  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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The Trans Mountain Pipeline System, or simply the Trans Mountain Pipeline , is a pipeline that carries crude and refined oil from Alberta to the coast of British Columbia, Canada. " Trans Mountain pipeline system" and " Trans Mountain Expansion Project", TMX, are since August 31, 2018

The Alberta government is launching a new multimedia campaign to court political favour for the troubled Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion. It forced Ottawa to start over on Indigenous consultation and marine-related environmental assessment. The NEB was ordered to reassess the

Alberta starts new campaign for troubled Trans Mountain pipeline © Jason Franson/Canadian Press Minister of Energy Sonya Savage watches as Alberta Premier Jason Kenney discusses the proclamation of Bill 12 to let Alberta restrict energy exports.

The Alberta government is launching a new, national multimedia campaign to court political favour for the troubled Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion.

Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage announced the "yes to TMX" campaign at a news conference in Ottawa Wednesday morning.

She said the campaign is designed to garner approval for the proposed expansion and promote its economic benefits.

"We need to approve the pipeline without hesitation. Full stop," Savage said in front of a large truck emblazoned with  messages promoting the pipeline.

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The Trans Mountain pipeline , which carries oil from Alberta to a port in a suburb of Vancouver, British Columbia, has become a flashpoint in a wider debate Aurore Fauret, a campaign coordinator for the environmental group 350.org, said Mr. Trudeau “has moved from being a climate leader to a pipeline

May said the Trans Mountain pipeline will create 90 permanent jobs, not thousands of The Trans Mountain expansion would triple the amount of oil flowing from Alberta to the B.C. coast for export to “Before the campaign started roughly four in 10 Canadians agreed that we need new pipelines .

"Our campaign will reinforce this message across the country. It's time for a firm decision on Trans Mountain pipeline. It's time for a 'yes'."

Savage said $1.6 million is being spent on the campaign in Ottawa alone. She did not say how much would be spent nationally but suggested there would be smaller targeted campaigns launched in other communities.

She said investment in Canada's energy sector is "drying up" and any additional delays would have dire economic consequences across the country.

"We can't take any chances," Savage said.

"We're optimistic and were hopeful that the government won't delay but if there is any delay, we could lose an entire construction season and that's going to have an unbelievable detrimental impact to Alberta."

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Trans Mountain has filed a six-month construction schedule with the National Energy Board for the expansion of the pipeline . New public opinion polling from the Angus Reid Institute shows 37 per cent of those polled believed the federal government's move to buy the Trans Mountain Pipeline

+ Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the province is likely to end up owning a piece of the Trans Mountain pipeline . Ottawa agreed to buy the Alberta -to-British-Columbia crude conduit this spring for .5 billion from U.S. company Kinder Morgan.

The federal government is expected to deliver a final decision on the fate of the Trans Mountain pipeline by June 18, well beyond the 90-day deadline set by the National Energy Board.

After a period of uncertainty last summer, the National Energy Board  endorsed the project on Feb. 22, giving Ottawa a 90-day period to make a final call.

That set May 22 as the original deadline to either approve the taxpayer-owned project or kill it outright.

The Liberal government, which purchased the project for $4.5 billion, hit a roadblock last summer when the federal court quashed its initial cabinet approval of the expanded pipeline.

It forced Ottawa to start over on Indigenous consultation and marine-related environmental assessment.

The NEB was ordered to reassess the pipeline expansion, including the impact of increased oil tanker traffic.

In its February endorsement, the NEB made 16 new recommendations designed to better protect marine life on the B.C. coast, where the line ends.

The government has also launched renewed consultations with Indigenous groups.

During the Alberta provincial election, Premier Jason Kenney campaigned on standing up to Ottawa to ensure new pipelines are built.

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