Canada to rule on two pipelines, mum on Kinder Morgan expansion plans

By David Ljunggren

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada will this week decide the fate of two Enbridge Inc pipelines, but is keeping quiet about its verdict on Kinder Morgan Inc’s plans to more than double the capacity of its Trans Mountain line, a move strongly opposed by environmentalists.

The Liberal government is expected to veto Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline from Alberta’s oil sands to the province of British Columbia on the Pacific Coast. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau opposes the project, citing the proposed routing through a rain forest.

But Ottawa does appear set to allow Enbridge to replace the Canadian segments …
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