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Justin Trudeau had two big political reasons to approve the Pacific NorthWest LNG project. The first is to show his Liberals can say yes to big resource projects. The second is that he needs provincial premiers, especially B.C.’s Christy Clark, if he’s going to strike a bargain on climate change and an oil pipeline. Mr. Trudeau’s big political promise on energy and the environment is that Canada can both get resources to market and tackle greenhouse-gas emissions. The flip side is that politically, he can’t put together a national climate-change plan without an oil pipeline, or vice versa. That’s his grand bargain.

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