More NDP infighting over issue of pipelines
Notley at odds with party in B.C., Ottawa
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.