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TransCanada Corp.’s Energy East oil pipeline would be one of North America’s largest crude pipes.

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The premiers of New Brunswick and Alberta say they will continue to work together to build the Energy East pipeline.

But Brian Gallant and Rachel Notley agree there must be meaningful steps to address climate change as well.

The two spoke to reporters after meeting in Edmonton.

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Gallant says he's hopeful progress can be made on the line under incoming prime minister Justin Trudeau.

He says one of the reasons no pipelines were built under the Harper government was skepticism in Canada and abroad that not enough was being done to protect the environment.

The 4,600-kilometre Energy East pipeline would be able to ship 1.1-million barrels of crude per day from Alberta and Saskatchewan to refineries and port terminals in Eastern Canada. A new pipeline would be built from the Ontario-Quebec border to transport the oil to the port of Saint John, N.B.

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