What pipeline approval tells us about the Liberals

Trudeau spent the last campaign talking about righting the environment/energy balance. Based on the LNG decision, equilibrium between Canada's contribution to the mitigation of climate change and its energy ambitions remains as elusive as ever.

Pacific Northwest LNG would entail a pipeline across the province and a terminal to export liquefied natural gas from northern British Columbia. It has been billed as the largest private-sector development in the country's history. It is the first energy megaproject to be approved on Trudeau's watch and it provides a tentative template for upcoming decisions on the merits of a set of controversial pipeline projects designed to bring Alberta oil to tidewater. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright


PUBLISHED : Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 12:00 AM

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