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Keystone XL reaction: Rachel Notley says Energy East, Trans Mountain pipeline expansion still needed

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WATCH: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says they can use the Keystone, Kinder Morgan and Energy East pipelines to reduce costs and increase their return on investment – Mar 24, 2017

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says U.S. approval of the Keystone XL pipeline does not lessen the need for two other controversial proposals within Canada’s borders.

U.S. President Donald Trump announced the green light for the line more than eight years after Calgary-based TransCanada first applied for a cross-border permit.

Notley says pumping more Canadian crude to the U.S. Gulf Coast would mean a big boost in jobs and investment for the province’s economy.

WATCH: Keystone XL pipeline will provide Alberta with jobs, investment, says Notley

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Keystone XL pipeline will provide Alberta with jobs, investment: Notley – Mar 24, 2017

But she says other proposed pipelines that would connect oilsands crude to Canada’s Atlantic and Pacific coasts — Energy East and the Trans Mountain expansion — are also needed if the industry is to reduce its reliance on rail transport.

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Notley acknowledges Keystone XL still faces some barriers and says TransCanada is working hard to address concerns at the local level.

WATCH: Notley says TCPL is working hard to make accommodate concerns with pipeline

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TCPL is working hard to make accomodate concerns with pipeline: Notley – Mar 24, 2017

She says it’s reasonable to expect construction may begin in eight to 12 months.

“We’re hopeful that those timelines are real and if they’re not, then we’ll do whatever we can to advocate for them moving faster,” Notley told reporters Friday.

WATCH: Pipeline is closer to completion with White House decision, Notley says

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Pipeline is closer to completion with White House decision: Notley – Mar 24, 2017

She said she’s optimistic remaining roadblocks can be worked out.

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“Our view is always that you’re going to make better progress rolling up your sleeves and trying to work out accommodations.”

WATCH: Rachel Notley says Alberta remains committed to getting product to Tidewater

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WATCH: Roadblocks remain after Trump gives green light to Keystone XL pipeline. Tom Vernon reports.

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Roadblocks remain after Trump gives green light to Keystone XL pipeline – Mar 24, 2017

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