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Moody’s warns of risks to Alberta economy from TMX dispute

The lede: “An influential international credit rating agency says the Trans Mountain pipeline dispute is “credit negative” for Alberta, even taking into account Ottawa’s pledge to compensate the project’s backersĀ for money lost due to B.C.’s attempts to block the project.”

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Vancouver, Squamish Nation lose their TMX court challenges

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has rejected legal challenges to the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) pipeline project brought forward by the City of Vancouver and the Squamish Nation.

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Federal NDP leader tweets against TMX pipeline

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh must have done some math. His party won 14 seats in B.C. in 2015, and one in Alberta. Then he must have thought, “Sorry, Alberta colleague, gonna have to cut you loose.” Then he issued the following tweet:

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Wed, May 16 2018 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » No Comments

Feds pledge to protect TMX pipeline from political risk

The federal government said Wednesday it is prepared to financially protect the contentious Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) pipeline against what it is calling political delays.

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Alberta bill sets stage for turning off fuel taps to B.C.

Alberta’s NDP Premier Rachel Notley held a news conference Wednesday, before the provincial legislature voted to pass Bill 12, which gives her government the ability to choke off fuel shipments to British Columbia.

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The end of the great oilsands boom?

Fort Hills is the latest oilsands megaproject projected to come on line in northeastern Alberta. At $15.1 billion, it might also be the last one for quite some time.

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The Keystone XL pipeline is approved by Trump, but will it be built?

One expert opines that even though Keystone XL got the go-ahead from U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, there’s only a 50 per cent it will actually be built.

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Trudeau defends oilsands at Calgary town hall

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who said he misspoke in Peterborough when he said the oilsands should be phased out, defended both the oilsands and pipelines during a town hall at the University of Calgary.

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The not-rosy future of the Alberta oilsands

Subhead: “Investment in the oilsands has plunged and future growth is in question.”

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Trudeau infuriates Alta. politicians over talk of phasing out the oilsands

At a town hall meeting in Peterborough, Ont., Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talked about phasing out Alberta’s oilsands. Alberta politicians reacted in an unremarkably predictable way.

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