Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

Alberta NDP government granted intervener status in Trans Mountain lawsuits

Alberta NDP government granted intervener status in Trans Mountain lawsuits

Energy infrastructure company Kinder Morgan is seeking to raise up to C$1.75 billion ($1.29 billion) in an IPO to help fund the expansion of its Trans Mountain pipeline project, which runs from Alberta's oil sands to the British Columbia coast.

Alberta's NDP government will argue the BC election results do not affect anything, because we already have federal and BC approval and you can not reverse that, not even with the help of the BC Green Party.

"It's our view that there are no tools available for a province to overturn or otherwise block a federal government decision to approve a project that is in the larger national interest", Notley said. All applications will be heard in a single hearing in October.

Kinder Morgan intends to break ground on construction this fall. She said opponents in B.C. can dislike the project - but they can't stop it.

The vote on May 9 left the Liberals with 43 seats. The NDP won 41 and the Greens took three. A party needs to win 44 seats to form a majority government.

The proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion route.

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About 176,000 absentee ballots still need to be counted.

The five-person panel suggested the creation of two new agencies to replace the NEB.

Notley says she's seen no evidence that the NEB is biased, in contrast to what some commenters have told the panel.

"Kinder Morgan's business plan only works if the world fails to act on climate change", said Keith Stewart of Greenpeace Canada.

She says it makes sense for the regulator to be in Calgary for a full understanding of the industry they are regulating and that a move of the office makes as much sense as moving the Atlantic Opportunities Marketing Agency to Winnipeg.

So, just to head off any snide comments on this one, let me assure you that no, I have not been exempted from the NDP carbon tax. We are absolutely opposed to that and it shouldn't happen'.

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