Rachel Notley’s fight with the BC government won’t be done alone.
Premier-Designate of Saskatchewan Scott Moe announced he’s backing the Notley government’s war with BC, who announced yesterday a motion to restrict diluted bitumen shipments until further environmental studies are done.
The BC NDP are playing politics at the risk of 1000s of Cdn jobs, future projects & investor confidence.
We will support the Alberta gov’t in any actions against this political decision.
My statement on BC's attempt to block the Kinder Morgan pipeline: https://t.co/MbDwjxYu90
— Scott Moe (@PremierScottMoe) January 31, 2018
This could potentially jeporadize the construction of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline.
- Trudeau says change in B-C government will not change approval of Trans Mountain pipeline
- Kinder Morgan to buy 75% of Trans Mountain pipe from Evraz Regina
In a statement on his official Facebook page, Moe says the BC government is hiding “under the guise of environmental protection” and are rejecting the notices of the Canadian National Energy Board Act and Canadian Environmental Protection Act regarding the legitimate safety of transporting goods through pipelines being approved following inspection and review.
Notley says the move made by John Horgan’s government is “unconstitutional.”
Having run out of tools in the toolbox, the Govt of BC is now grasping at straws. The BC Government has every right to consult on whatever it pleases with its citizens. It does not have the right to re-write our constitution & assume powers for itself that it does not have…
— Rachel Notley (@RachelNotley) January 30, 2018