May 2016, Vol. 243, No. 5

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Canada Regulators OK Pipeline Expansion Project

SEATTLE (AP) — Canada energy regulators on Thursday recommended approval of a pipeline-expansion project that would dramatically increase the number of oil tankers moving through the waters between the U.S. and Canada. The National Energy Board recommended the federal government conditionally approve Kinder Morgan Canada’s plan to nearly triple pipeline capacity from 300,000 to 890,000 barrels of crude oil a day. The $5.4 billion Trans Mountain project would carry oil from Alberta’s oil sands to near Vancouver, British Columbia, to be loaded onto tankers for export to Asian and U.S. markets. It would increase vessel traffic through the Salish Sea by seven-fold. Important benefi

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