The Kinder-Morgan pipeline battle rages on with another new development in the series.
According to a CBC News report, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced today that the province will be boycotting B.C. wine imports, effective immediately.
The move is in response to the British Columbia government asking for another review of the risk of oil-spill from the pipeline – something that would delay its construction.
Notley acknowledged the importance of B.C.’s wine industry, with the stipulation that the energy industry is of greater importance to Alberta and Canada as a whole.
This is one good step to waking BC up to the fact they can’t attack our industry without a response from us. This action will harm the BC wine industry & I wish it didn’t have to be this way. …We don’t take this lightly.
— Rachel Notley (@RachelNotley) February 6, 2018
Notley estimates that in 2017, B.C. wine imports in Alberta amounted to about $70 million.