January 13, 2017

Pro-Keystone Trump in White House hasn’t changed Notley’s anti-pipeline position

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

Rachel Notley likes to sell herself as a born again pipeline advocate after decades of being one of the country's loudest opponents of fossil fuel development.

We know that’s not true. If it isn't her own MLAs asking for no new approvals of oilsands projects, Notley is hiring people like BC based activists Tzeporah Berman to outsource pipeline opposition.

But sometimes reality meets ideology and ideology loses. I wanted to know, in light of Alberta’s unemployment crisis and in the face of the election of Donald Trump, had Rachel Notley changed her mind about the Keystone XL pipeline project?

Rachel Notley has always said she did not support Keystone XL because the White House didn’t. That’s changed. Part of Donald Trump’s 100 Day Plan includes restarting the long stalled pipeline project from Hardisty Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico.

We filed an FOI request asking the government to “provide copies of any briefings that indicate any changes to the Government of Alberta's position or plans regarding the Keystone XL pipeline in the wake of the US Election.”

Well what I got back surprised even me. Watch my video to see what we learned.

The United States has changed course. Notley hasn’t.

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commented 2017-01-15 15:15:26 -0500
The more the lefties double down on this stuff, the harder the fall will be! Western Separation will get rid of Trudope, get Albertans back to work and eliminate Notley and the No Democracy Party in one swoop. How desperate do people have to be to consider the options?
commented 2017-01-14 02:35:26 -0500
Ron Joseph – Don’t think so!.., Trump has already stated that he will approve the Keystone XL connection into the US, and he will pursue any and all means to not only make America energy secure but an exporter of energy to any customers anywhere… The processors in Texas are already able to process any form of crude from Canada, and if they have to expand, they will do so readily in a booming export market.. Besides, it’s a matter of personal pride to Trump to reverse Obama’s kowtowing to the Greenies for the past eight years.. And unfortunately for we Canadians, it’s a lesson the Boy Blunder in Ottawa is apparently going to have to learn “the hard way”…
commented 2017-01-14 01:16:24 -0500
Hey Notley i offer some nanny state advice to you, smoking is bad for you and costs health dollars to deal with, so how about you quit your habit before telling us to quit surviving.
commented 2017-01-14 00:59:22 -0500
Keystone will be dead again once Trump’s oil experts explain to him that there is just too much oil already at that very crowded spot of the US. That’s just my New Years Prediction.
commented 2017-01-14 00:20:49 -0500
Notley may not have a choice to let the Keystone go into operation when Trump approves building the Keystone in the US because the Keystone portion in Canada is already built. Notley would have to actively block the pipeline’s operation, which she I doubt she can or would do.
commented 2017-01-13 19:33:19 -0500
The constitutional mandate of 2020 is looking farther and farther away, particularly with Baby Doc’s off the cuff policy about the oil sands stated today. Except that will change when he is in SA, AB, and northern BC on his ‘Please love me tour’ per Mr. Lilley yesterday. If Baby Doc actually stops in Canada’s fly-over country, after all, the skiing in Whistlers is reaching prime, and that is what I think the tour is about…another prime holiday.
commented 2017-01-13 19:29:23 -0500
This is no surprise at all. Notley will do nothing to benefit Trumps’ America and upset the Soros’ activists even more. Remember this is part of Obamas’ green legacy. The energy east will also be right off the radar as that would upset Trudeaus’ beloved Quebec as well as the activists. The only reason the KM was approved is because it will benefit Trudeaus’ beloved CHINA. Plus it has the added benefit of making Notley, Clark and Trudeau look like they actually care about us – as in votes. By the way, I read somewhere awhile back already that we still won’t be getting full price for the oil. China will get just as good a deal if not better than we sell to the US.
commented 2017-01-13 19:17:57 -0500
Make the 2017 municipal elections count.
commented 2017-01-13 19:08:22 -0500
Good point Egil.
Since Justin has obviously given up on Lib MPs being elected in Alberta, he’s probably already conniving with Notley to accept blame for Alberta’s woes just to give her some hope of being re-elected. JT has said he wants to shut down the oil sands, which will allow RN to say no to Keystone because of that stance.
They both are convinced Canadians are too stupid to see through their scams.
commented 2017-01-13 18:53:30 -0500
Why do we need pipelines when the plan is to phase out the oil sands? Just saying.
commented 2017-01-13 18:37:31 -0500
With all due respect, Sheila, I don’t believe Notley would deny Alberta the Keystone project if Trump gives the go ahead, regardless of the results of your FOI request. Waiting for a reporter to demand, on video record, a yes or no answer from her.
commented 2017-01-13 18:36:58 -0500
Behind that smile is a cruel narcissistic psychopath!
commented 2017-01-13 18:14:38 -0500
Notely is a U.N. Globalist puppet. She spins lies, obfuscation and deception.
Socialism=progressivism=environmentalism=communism=TOTALITAIANISM.
commented 2017-01-13 17:54:49 -0500
Socialism will be eradicated in the next elections . Oh yeah I just gave my 100 dollars from the Carbon scam to the Wildrose and federal Conservatives and the Rebel . Money well spent I think . Thanks Notley !
commented 2017-01-13 17:46:08 -0500
She’s taking orders from Soros, so she will remain anti-Trump and drive the spike into Alberta’s economy even deeper.