Notley looks to U.S. for pipeline support
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is heading to Toronto and New York to rally support among business leaders for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
Notley told Canadian Press she will also take her message to a meeting of U.S. and Mexican governors and Canadian premiers in early May, saying it is imperative to keep up pressure to get the Trans Mountain expansion completed so that more oil can move from Alberta to the coast.
The British Columbia government has been the major obstacle to the pipeline, saying it is concerned about the ramifications of oil spills and has been fighting the Kinder Morgan project.
Notley says the pipeline expansion, which has been approved by Ottawa, is critical for Alberta to get a better price for oil in overseas markets. She says her government will pass legislation this session to give her the authority to reduce the amount of oil flowing to B.C. if the province continues to stall the pipeline.