British Columbia threatens to sue Alberta if they close oil taps

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Just a day after Justin Trudeau met with Alberta and B.C. NDP premiers, the political battle regarding Kinder Morgan seems to have increased.

Rachel Notley proposed a bill that could shut of oil taps to B.C. if they continue to protest Kinder Morgan, in retaliation B.C. threatened to sue Alberta.

Via CBC:

British Columbia’s attorney general is threatening to sue if a new law introduced in Alberta causes gasoline prices in B.C. to skyrocket.


David Eby says it’s unconstitutional for one province to use energy policy to punish another province, and B.C. is prepared to take legal action against Alberta.

“If there is anything in this legislation that even suggests the possibility of discrimination against British Columbians we will take every step necessary to protect the interests of British Columbians,” Eby said.

The Alberta government introduced legislation that would allow for the restriction of oil, gasoline and natural gas leaving that province, which could cause fuel prices in B.C. to jump.

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