Alberta’s Energy Minister: Expansion of Trans Mountain oil pipeline to begin soon
According to Alberta’s Energy Minister Sonya Savage, it is now a great time to go ahead with the
construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline. Indigenous groups and environmentalists would find
it difficult to arrange for protests with all the social distancing measures in place.
Savage went on to say, “People need jobs, and those types of ideological protests that get in the
way are not going to be tolerated by Canadians.”
The multi-billion-dollar project will transport oil from Edmonton to the Vancouver area.
It is an expansion of an old pipeline which is expected to triple the current capacity to 890,000 per