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There was a time, not all that long ago, when it appeared that the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project would get a much easier ride in the public arena than Enbridge Inc.’s Northern Gateway proposal.

It’s not looking that way today.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners’ $5.4-billion plan – tripling the capacity of the current Trans Mountain system to get scads of oil sands-derived crude to the Pacific – is in the early stages of its regulatory review and the opposition in British Columbia is girding for battle.

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