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Globe says Enbridge, rivals hear fed wants pipelines – Stockwatch

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201915 Views

The Globe and Mail reports in its Friday edition that last week, a court sided with green activists and indigenous groups and against a major pipeline when it ruled the environmental impact statement approved by a regional regulator was inadequate. A Globe editorial says it sounds like yet another failed Canadian attempt to get a pipeline built. However, The Globe notes that this all happened in Minnesota, where Enbridge is trying to get approval for a $9-billion upgrade to its old Line 3. The project would double capacity from Alberta to Wisconsin. Meanwhile, construction on the Canadian section is near complete, after Ottawa approved the project in 2016. Pipeline backers in Canada like to paint the Liberals as hostile to their business. This is despite the fact the fed bought the struggling Trans Mountain expansion project last year, and is expected to approve its construction shortly; and also despite the fact that, in the United States, getting pipelines built is no cinch either. Keystone XL has President Donald Trump’s backing but it, too, remains stuck in the courts. The Globe says Bill C-69 is a solid attempt at addressing the many complexities of building industrial projects in the 21st century.

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