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.