December 7, 2016 5:33 pm

Clark says Notley’s trip to B.C. to promote pipeline took courage

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley speaks during an interview in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday December 6, 2016.


VICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark says it took courage for her Alberta counterpart to come to British Columbia to promote Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Clark says Rachel Notley bravely came to B.C. this week to defend her province’s views.

READ MORE: Rachel Notley touts Kinder Morgan pipeline during B.C. trip 

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The $6.8-billion expansion would triple the capacity of the existing pipeline, which runs from near Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C., and increase tanker traffic seven-fold.

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

Clark says she is meeting with Notley on Friday in Ottawa, where the premiers and prime minister meet to discuss the environment and health care.

READ MORE: Trans Mountain, Line 3 are moving forward – they could still face major delays 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced federal approval of the pipeline project, saying it was in the national interest.

Notley met with provincial NDP Leader John Horgan while in B.C., but the two leaders of the same political party disagree on the pipeline as Horgan opposes the expansion.

© 2016 The Canadian Press

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