Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Applies for Intervener Status on Trans Mountain Pipeline Hearing

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Applies for Intervener Status on Trans Mountain Pipeline Hearing

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Saskatchewan wants intervener status on Trans Mountain

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REGINA - The Saskatchewan government says it has applied for intervener status in National Energy Board hearings on the Trans Mountain pipeline project.

Justice Minister Don Morgan says the province argues the interprovincial pipeline has already been approved and shouldn't be held up by a municipality.

The city of Burnaby, B.C., hasn't issued necessary permits to allow Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. (TSX:KML) to expand its pipeline from the Edmonton area to a tank farm and port in Burnaby.

Morgan says Saskatchewan is disappointed the city is deliberately slowing down an important project for an industry that is just starting to recover from sluggish oil prices.

He says Saskatchewan energy companies need to get their product to the coast and all Canadians -- including Burnaby residents -- benefit from a thriving energy sector. …

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