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An oil pipeline to the west coast is now a more concrete prospect, and the politics around it will change.
Pipeline politics are now a central issue in Canada, but the Northern Gateway is unique: it means oil super-tankers plying pristine waters. Now the political debate about Gateway is likely to become less about the pipeline itself and more about those tankers.