Canada’s Prime Minister Justine Trudeau has
Trudeau did, however, reject one of the pipeline proposals: Enbridge’s Northern Gateway, because of what he deemed were excessive risks. To further quench environmental activists and First Nation fears, Trudeau added that he would introduce a ban on oil tankers along the country’s northwestern Pacific coast.
The approval was to be expected, despite the opposition. As Trudeau himself said, speaking to media after the announcement of the cabinet decision, Canada is currently using its pipeline network at capacity as oil sands production grows. This production is set for further growth, which means that the choice is between more pipelines and trains.
Pipelines have been
The government approval, however, does not necessarily mean that Kinder Morgan and Enbridge would be able to go ahead with the construction. According to one
The Line 3 project seems to raise less concern among environmentalists and First Nations, perhaps because it is in fact a project for the
By Irina Slav for Oilprice.com
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