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As Alberta faces low oil prices and other pipeline projects struggle to be built, the president of a company proposing a multi-billion-dollar Indigenous-led pipeline project that includes plans for a western “energy corridor” says federal politicians should be paying more attention to his idea. While a number of factors have to fall into place for it to ever be built, Calvin Helin, president and chairman of Eagle Spirit Energy Holding Ltd., said his $12-billion “Eagle Spirit” pipeline proposal

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‘Eagle Spirit’ pipeline gaining momentum as other projects stonewalled, says proponent

By Jolson Lim      

Eagle Spirit has the support of First Nations along the route, but faces a tanker ban law and economic issues.

The Trans Alaska pipeline is pictured. The Eagle Spirit proposes a 1,500-kilometre pipeline through similar terrain, starting in Fort McMurray, Alta. Photograph courtesy of Flickr
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