Alberta Premier Rachel Notley plans to introduce legislation today giving her province the authority to reduce oil shipments to B.C.
Energy Minister Margaret McCuaig-Boyd says in a tweet that the move is about standing up for Alberta’s energy jobs.
The legislation that could be used to send B.C. gasoline prices soaring follows Notley’s meeting yesterday in Ottawa with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier John Horgan called after Kinder Morgan suspended all non-essential work on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
Trudeau said he is open to taking additional steps to satisfy B-C’s concerns about an oil spill but Horgan said he remains concerned about how a spill could be cleaned up and who would pay for it.
Story by The Canadian Press