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Deputy mayor of Hardisty, AB is ‘100 per cent behind’ the Keystone XL pipeline

Posted on Monday March 27, 2017 at 09:39AM

Friday’s approval of the Keystone XL pipeline was met with cheers from some and jeers from others.

The deputy mayor of Hardisty, Alta., is one of those cheering the approval.

Dean Lane said it’s fantastic that it’s moving ahead.

“These are relation-building pipelines that should’ve been built, as far as I’m concerned, back in the '70s," Lane said. "Hopefully we’ll see them through and we’ll get the Keystone, and hopefully one going east and one going west to get our landlocked product to market where it belongs.”

He said he’s “100 per cent behind” the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

It’s been eight years and six months since TransCanada first applied for the cross-border permit and Lane said he’s been confident it would be built all along.

“It’s nice that they’re going to OK it, but it would be ideal if we could get one going east and one going west also," he said. "But we’ll take what we can get right now. I think it’s important for Canada. It’s important for the economy.”

He said while it’s important to be environmentally conscious, we still need to get our product to market.

Cassandra Jodoin
Posted: March 25, 2017 11:19 am | Last Updated: March 25, 2017 01:17 pm

Author: Town of Hardisty

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