Woe is Energy East. First, Quebec Environment Minister David Heurtel announced that the provincial government will seek a court injunction to ensure the pipeline project is subject to the province’s environmental regulations. “This is not directed at any province or region,” he said. “This is about one company that wants to do a project in Quebec which, in our opinion, is not respecting Quebec law.”
Yeah, right — tell that to Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, who fumed, “Enough is enough. Saskatchewan and Western Canada also has to protect its own interest and send some strong messages if that’s what the province of Quebec is doing.” In turn, Wall is threatening not to sign on to any national carbon pricing plan put forward by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the details of which are still not known, but which Wall claims would cost his province $1 billion a year.
Read the full article in the National Post here: Who’ll end up killing poor Energy East — the U.S. president or the premier of Quebec?