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Workers walk to a jet fuel barge at Kinder Morgan’s Westridge Terminal in Burnaby, B.C., earlier this month. Ottawa’s green light for Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline will make the terminal on Burrard Inlet a much busier place once construction is completed. (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS)
Workers walk to a jet fuel barge at Kinder Morgan’s Westridge Terminal in Burnaby, B.C., earlier this month. Ottawa’s green light for Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline will make the terminal on Burrard Inlet a much busier place once construction is completed. (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS)

Ottawa aims to calm emission fears in wake of pipeline approvals Add to ...

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The federal government will release a road map next week that lays out how Canada can achieve its 2030 target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions even as newly approved pipelines are expected to spur oil sands development.

Long worried about the lack of export pipeline capacity, Western Canadian crude producers are suddenly seeing the promise of a building boom that would erase such concerns – assuming governments overcome fierce political opposition to the projects.

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