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Stop opposing pipelines if you don’t like high gas prices: Alberta to B.C.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, left, and B.C. Premier John Horgan, right.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, left, and B.C. Premier John Horgan, right. The Canadian Press

CALGARY – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says if British Columbia wants to keep a lid on gasoline prices it should stop opposing the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion would triple the amount of crude flowing from Alberta to a port facility in Burnaby, B.C.

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Rachel Notley threatens to cut oil off from BC if pipeline isn’t built
Rachel Notley threatens to cut oil off from BC if pipeline isn’t built

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B.C. Premier John Horgan said Thursday he would like to see the federal government take a leadership role in keeping gas prices affordable.

He said the pipeline expansion would not bring down gas prices and will only send bitumen to another jurisdiction.

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In Calgary on Friday, Notley accused Horgan’s government of environmental hypocrisy.

She says the pipeline expansion would benefit Alberta and British Columbia.

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