Premiers meet over pipeline
Published Monday, October 1, 2012 6:40AM MDT
Last Updated Monday, October 1, 2012 6:30PM MDT
B.C. Premier Christy Clark was in Calgary on Monday to talk to Premier Alison Redford about the Northern Gateway Pipeline proposal.
The two premiers have been butting heads over the $6B project designed to carry oil resources from Alberta’s oilsands region through B.C. to the port at Kitimat for shipment to Asia.
Clark says her province deserves a larger share of the revenues Alberta will earn as part of the deal, saying that that would cover the increased environmental risk her province would face.
The two premiers met for about 25 minutes and both described the meeting as 'frosty'.
"I'm not going to be the advocate for this project. I am not going to be out there championing it and trying to find the solutions. We've set out the five conditions. It is up to those who benefit from this project, principally, to advocate for it and decide if the want to be champions for it," said Clark.
The first three conditions involve the environment, the fourth is related to legal rights for First Nations and the fifth is the revenue issue.
Redford says she is fine with the first four but won’t budge over the cash.