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B.C. and Alberta now agree: These conditions must be met for pipelines to go ahead

B.C. Premier Christy Clark and Alberta Premier Alison Redford have reached a broad framework for an agreement to satisfy B.C.'s five conditions for supporting oil pipeline development in the province. Full story here.

(Source: Statement from Christy Clark, July 27, 2012)

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Condition 1: Environmental review

Successful completion of the formal environmental review processes.
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Condition 2: Marine oil spill response

World-leading marine oil spill response, prevention and recovery systems for British Columbia.
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Condition 3: Land spill prevention

World-leading practices for land spill prevention, response and recovery systems for British Columbia.
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Condition 4: Aboriginal concerns

Legal requirements regarding Aboriginal and treaty rights must be addressed and First Nations be provided with the opportunities to benefit from these projects.
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Condition 5: Economic benefits for B.C.

British Columbia receives a fair share of the fiscal and economic benefits of proposed heavy oil projects that reflect the risk borne by the province.

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