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Executive order approves Keystone XL Pipeline

President Donald Trump just signed an helped secure broad based support in both the “Keystone XL is a great step, but Canada's
executive order approving Trans Canada's U.S. Senate and Congress, but was ultimately energy products need to get to more markets in
Keystone XL Pipeline. vetoed by former President Obama. the future, and critical infrastructure is required
“Today's announcement from Washington is “While the US is ramping up domestic in all directions. The Liberals have delayed and
great news for Albertans, and for all energy production and positioning to become a changed the approval steps for Energy East,
Canadians. Keystone XL will increase export major energy competitor for Canadian oil and and for other energy development, over and
capacity into the US, create thousands of jobs gas, I am glad the President made a common over again. The extensions to Canada's already
for Canadians in oil and gas, and sense, fact based decision, put economic best world leading regulatory process, and
manufacturing, and finally provide workers interests, the Canadian US partnership, and the comments like those of the Prime Minister
and proponents some certainty,” said Shannon standard of living and energy security of North about phasing out the oil sands, cause
Stubbs, MP for Lakeland and Official Americans, ahead of extremist ideology and uncertainty for investors, pipeline proponents,
Opposition Deputy Critic for Natural short sighted activism, by reversing the and for unemployed energy workers,” said
Resources. “This approval of responsible previous veto,” said Stubbs. “Canada's energy Stubbs. “Canada needs to continue to develop
energy transportation infrastructure will is the most socially and environmentally its vast energy resources. Energy East will
increase export capacities to Canada's #1 oil responsible oil and gas in the world. provide Canadian oil to Canadian refineries
and gas customer, diversify Canadian energy Expanding the ability to export it under Canadian standards, providing Canadian
export markets, and expand the customer base internationally means Canada will continue to jobs and enabling access to tidewater. The
for Canadian energy around the world.” be a global energy leader.” Liberals are threatening Canada's
Keystone XL, which will run 1,900 Although this decision is being celebrated competitiveness and long term prosperity by
kilometers from Hardisty, Alberta to Steele by many levels of governments across the stalling this project further. Instead, they
City, Nebraska, was approved under the country, other important Canadian energy should champion Canadian oil and gas, and
previous Conservative government, which projects must move forward. Canadian workers - because the world needs
more Canada.”

The HRH Rebel's Junior 'B' boys team took home silver at the Hinton Winter Basketball tournament at Pine Grove Middle School on
January 14. photo Adrienne Tait

The Pine Grove Panthers Junior 'B'
team celebrated their gold medal win at
the Hinton Junior Winter Basketball
tournament at Pine Grove Middle
School on January 14.
photo Adrienne Tait
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