VICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark says she’s off to Alberta to meet with Premier Alison Redford about British Columbia’s concerns about the Northern Gateway pipeline project.
Clark says she needs to tell Redford and Albertans that B.C. has environmental concerns about the plan to build a twin pipeline from Alberta to northwest B.C. and then load the oil product onto tankers bound for Asia.
Clark and Redford will meet in Calgary, where Clark will also speak to university public policy students.
Clark told cheering B.C. municipal politicians at the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities convention that the project must satisfy B.C.’s environmental concerns for the pipeline to proceed.
Clark has also said she wants a bigger slice of the revenue pie from the pipeline to offset what she says is the increased environmental risk B.C. must bear, but Redford has said in the past she will not discuss that.
Clark sent Redford a letter earlier this week outlining the five requirements B.C. needs to be met before supporting the project, of which three of the five involve environmental protection.