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Alberta NDP Premier-elect could spoil Northern Gateway

“Gateway is not the right decision. I think that there’s too much environmental sensitivity there," said NDP leader and new Alberta Premier-elect Rachel Notley.

Alberta NDP Premier elect Rachel Notley - National Observer
Alberta NDP Premier-elect Rachel Notley greeting her supporters on her party's historic election victory Tuesday night. CP photo.

The historic NDP majority government victory in Alberta Tuesday night has cost Enbridge an important ally in its beleaguered push to build the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline: an Alberta Premier.

New Democrat Premier-elect Rachel Notley has suggested she believes the $8-billion pipeline, from Bruderheim, Alberta to Kitimat, B.C. is a lost cause.

“Gateway is not the right decision. I think that there’s too much environmental sensitivity there and I think there’s a genuine concern by the indigenous communities,” Notley told the Calgary Herald on April 24.

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