Rachel Notley wants action on Trans Mountain pipeline impasse by next week

Rachel Notley wants action on Trans Mountain pipeline impasse by next week

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she wants progress on the Trans Mountain pipeline impasse by next week or she will take further retaliatory action.

Notley says she wants British Columbia to reverse its decision to ban increased shipping of bitumen off its coast pending a review of spill safety measures.

Alberta believes the move will effectively kill the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, which the province deems critical to getting a better price for its oil.

Watch below: Some videos from Global News’ ongoing coverage of the controversy surrounding the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project.

Federal officials are meeting with their counterparts in B.C. to find a solution to the dispute, which is now in its third week.

Notley says the federal government — not B.C. — has the final say on what is transported through interprovincial pipelines.

She has already ended talks to buy more electricity from B.C. and has stopped the import of that province’s wine into Alberta.

READ MORE: Ban on B.C. wines will not affect Edmonton’s Winefest

She has struck a 19-member committee to find ways to put further pressure on B.C.

READ MORE: Burnaby appealing NEB decision that let Kinder Morgan bypass sections of city’s bylaws

Watch below: On Feb. 15, 2018, Gary Bobrovitz filed this report after the National Energy Board made decisions giving approvals for some preconstruction work on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

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