November 30, 2016 2:19 pm

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley to head to B.C. to sell merits of Trans Mountain pipeline

WATCH ABOVE: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday that the government of Canada has approved Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline project.


Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she will head to British Columbia as early as next week to make the case for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Environment advocates, First Nations groups and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson have all come out against the Kinder Morgan project.

READ MORE: Trans Mountain approval prompts anger in B.C.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approved the expansion Tuesday, saying it meets the test of balancing environmental safeguards with the needs of the Canadian economy.

Watch below: The federal government put the brakes on the Northern Gateway pipeline Tuesday but approved the Kinder Morgan pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C. Vassy Kapelos has more on the controversial decisions. 

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Notley says she will point out that Alberta is already acting on multiple fronts to reduce greenhouse gases, including capping emissions from the oilsands.

The $6.8-billion Trans Mountain project would triple the capacity of an existing line to take crude from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C.

READ MORE: Kinder Morgan pipeline approval: Opponents ‘prepared to go to jail’ protest in Vancouver

Trudeau also shelved the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline across northwestern B.C. and said legislation banning tankers on B.C.’s northwest Pacific coast is coming soon.

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