Canada Former vice-president Al Gore’s anti-pipeline tweet irritates Alberta premier

17:07  16 may  2018
17:07  16 may  2018 Source:   calgaryherald.com

Gore's anti-pipeline tweet irks Alberta premier

  Gore's anti-pipeline tweet irks Alberta premier Gore's anti-pipeline tweet irks Alberta premierGore said on Twitter on Thursday that the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion would be a step backward in solving the climate crisis.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is shrugging off a tweet by former U. S . vice - president Al Gore that slams Kinder Morgan’ s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and calls the province’ s oilsands dirty. Remarks like that are having an ever-shrinking impact, Notley said. Story continues below. Related.

JASON FRANSON / THE CANADIAN PRESS Premier Rachel Notley and Mayor Naheed Nenshi are shrugging off a tweet by former U. S . vice - president Al Gore that slams Kinder Morgan’ s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and calls the province’ s oilsands dirty.

051118-ALTA_PIPELINE_20180510: File photo: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley unveils an ad they will be running in B.C. about the pipeline expansion in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday, May 10, 2018.© JASON FRANSON File photo: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley unveils an ad they will be running in B.C. about the pipeline expansion in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday, May 10, 2018.

Premier Rachel Notley and Mayor Naheed Nenshi are shrugging off a tweet by former U.S. vice-president Al Gore that slams Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and calls the province’s oilsands dirty.

Remarks like that are having an ever-shrinking impact, Notley said.

“When those kinds of comments are made, and they clearly demonstrate a lack of understanding about the overall issue and all the facts, I just think it’s starting to fall on a larger and larger number of deaf ears,” Notley said Friday at the grand opening of a new maternity unit at the Peter Lougheed Centre in Calgary.

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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is shrugging off a tweet by former U. S . vice - president Al Gore that slams Kinder Morgan’ s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and calls the province’ s oilsands dirty. Remarks like that are having an ever-shrinking impact, Notley said.

anti - pipeline tweet irritates Alberta premier Alberta Premier Rachel Notley unveils an ad they will be running in B.C JASON FRANSON / THE CANADIAN PRESS Premier Rachel Notley and Mayor Naheed Nenshi are shrugging off a tweet by former U. S . vice - president Al Gore that slams Kinder

Gore tweeted Thursday that he stands with B.C. Premier John Horgan, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and other Canadians — including First Nations — opposed to the project.

“The Kinder Morgan pipeline carrying dirty tarsands oil would be a step backward in our efforts to solve the climate crisis,” he wrote, along with the #stopKM hashtag.

Tarsands is a term favoured by industry opponents.

“The last I checked, Mr. Gore has no regulatory authority in Canada, nor obviously from that tweet, any actual knowledge of the situation,” Nenshi said. “So it’s a shame that someone like that would comment on something they obviously don’t understand.

Notley said public opinion polls are showing growing support for the $7.4-billion project, which would triple the amount of crude shipped from the Edmonton area to B.C.’s Lower Mainland along an existing pipeline route.

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“We’re also seeing … previously less vocal people come forward now, saying ‘No no, this is good. We do need to stand up for this. We do need to make our voices heard.”‘

Opposition United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney called Gore’s remark “an inconvenient lie from a jet-setting millionaire.”

“While the USA & OPEC countries ship more oil, this hypocrite who owns multiple mansions & flies private jets wants to landlock Canadian oil,” Kenney tweeted Thursday. “Canadians have had enough of your campaign of double standards & defamation.”

Notley reiterated Friday that she’s confident talks aimed at getting construction of the pipeline expansion back on track will be successful before a May 31 deadline.

Alberta and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government are in discussions with the company to strike a joint financial arrangement to ensure the project gets built. Trudeau’s government approved expansion of the Trans Mountain line in 2016, but the B.C. government has been fighting it.

Last month, Kinder Morgan stopped all non-essential spending on the project and said it wants assurances by the end of this month that the expansion can proceed.

With files from Chris Varcoe, Postmedia

Notley slams Horgan before Yellowknife meeting .
EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley won't be at today's meeting of the western premiers in Yellowknife, but she made some choice remarks about one of the leaders who will be there. Notley told reporters yesterday that B.C. Premier John Horgan is trying to shut down the Trans Mountain pipeline and take $15 billion out of the Canadian economy. Notley says she is not attending the conference because her time is better spent making sure the pipeline project goes ahead, and that the government is close to some important decisions before a May 31 deadline set by pipeline owner Kinder Morgan.

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