Al­berta Premier Not­ley wants to see at least one ‘drama free’ pipeline pro­ject

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Cal­gary: Al­berta’s premier says she wants at least one new pipeline built that will carry the province’s oil to new mar­kets. Rachel Not­ley told the Al­berta Ur­ban Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties As­so­ci­a­tion in Cal­gary that she plans to achieve that through what she called “drama-free’’ dis­cus­sions with Bri­tish Columbia, On­tario and Que­bec. She says it is es­sen­tial for Al­berta, with its re­liance on re­source rev­enue, to get ac­cess to new mar­kets. Not­ley later told re­porters she has never ad­vo­cated for the Key­stone XL pipeline through the U.S., since there was lit­tle chance she would be able to in­flu­ence Amer­i­can de­ci­sion-mak­ers. She pointed out that pipeline would only con­nect with another ma­jor hub in­stead of keep­ing up­grad­ing and re­fin­ing in Al­berta. The premier also warned that it is time for the province to clean up its en­vi­ron­men­tal act or face hav­ing a so­lu­tion im­posed by oth­ers. She de­fended a roy­alty re­view as nec­es­sary for the gov­ern­ment to col­lect and save an “ap­pro­pri­ate share’’ of Al­berta’s re­source wealth.

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