More NDP in­fight­ing over is­sue of pipe­lines

Not­ley at odds with party in B.C., Ot­tawa

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Premier Rachel Not­ley slammed an anti-pipe­line tweet from her fed­eral NDP coun­ter­part.

“Lib­er­als are giv­ing Texas oil com­pany Kinder Mor­gan a blank cheque while dump­ing all the risks on Cana­di­ans,” tweeted fed­eral NDP Leader Jag­meet Singh Wed­nes­day. “It’s clear this pipe­line should not be built.”

Not­ley told a news con­fer­ence Singh was “ab­so­lutely, fun­da­men­tally, in­con­tro­vert­ibly in­cor­rect in ev­ery el­e­ment of that tweet.

“On this point I think we dis­agree quite fun­da­men­tally. I don’t think the po­si­tions of Mr. Singh nec­es­sar­ily re­flect the vast ma­jor­ity of opin­ions in the NDP across the coun­try.”

The fric­tion came after Ot­tawa promised it would back­stop the Trans Moun­tain pipe­line ex­pan­sion if Kinder Mor­gan Inc. walks away from the project.


The prov­ince handed down en­vi­ron­men­tal or­ders to an Ed­son­based com­pany in re­la­tion to an unau­tho­rized gravel pit in Yel­low­head County, said a Wed­nes­day news re­lease.

Jade Oil­field Main­te­nance Com­pany Ltd. and its two direc­tors op­er­ated a 30-hectare gravel pit that spanned both pri­vate and pub­lic lands, the re­lease said.

“They nei­ther ob­tained nor ap­plied for an au­tho­riza­tion to open, op­er­ate or re­claim a gravel pit,” it added. The or­ders in­cluded ceas­ing ac­tiv­ity at the site im­me­di­ately, sub­mit­ting de­tailed land as­sess­ments and cre­at­ing a re­me­dial plan.


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