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That's the message from Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, who says she told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau more needs to be done about B.C. over proposed restrictions on shipments of bitumen through the proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.

According to the Constitution, Ottawa has jurisdiction over federal infrastructure projects like pipelines, but B.C. has a strong legal standing over environmental threats within its borders, Adams said.

The government is setting up an independent scientific panel to make recommendations to Heyman on the question of "if and how heavy oils can be safely transported and cleaned up, if spilled". "This is a Canada-B.C. issue", she said.

"But in order to do that, part of moving forward is approving the Kinder Morgan pipeline", Trudeau said. In response, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley declared February 1 that her government would put a hold on electricity trade talks with British Columbia.

Notley said she thanked Trudeau for his assurance that the project will go ahead, but the federal government has to do more to ensure the pipeline's expansion. "We got that pan-Canadian plan on climate change because we were willing to move forward and demonstrate that at the same time we can continue with developing our resources in safe a secure ways".

"This is not an Alberta-B.C. issue".

"I don't see what the problem is", Horgan said Thursday at a school opening north of Kelowna, B.C.

"We are not putting in place regulations today, we are not putting in regulations at the end of the month".

He downplayed any possibility of court action or sanctions by Alberta.

"One of the reasons we have a national government to oversee national interests is to step up for the interests of all Canadians and that's exactly what I am going to do", he said, without elaborating on what steps he might take.

"Here's the thing, as I've said before, the federal government has approved the project", Notley said.

"This was a fight, frankly, that was started by B.C., but definitely now the gloves are off", Notley said.

"They do have another opportunity in California, so I don't know there's going to be a true limiting of market access if that's the intention".


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