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Notley says climate change key to Keystone

Rachel Notley
Alberta premier says climate change key to progress on Keystone pipeline . THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says progress on addressing climate change is the key to getting pipelines built.

She made the comment a day after TransCanada asked the U.S. government to put a hold on the company’s permit application for the Keystone XL pipeline.

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The line would take Alberta crude across the United States to refineries and ports on the Gulf Coast.

The line has been a flashpoint of controversy given its economic potential versus potential harm to the environment.

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Notley says concrete plans to reduce climate change would go a long way to giving pipeline advocates and producers the social licence to succeed

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A panel is working on such a strategy for Notley, who plans to take it to Paris in a few weeks for a global climate change conference.

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