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Western mayors clash over Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi on Monday accused his Vancouver counterpart, Gregor Robertson, of fear-mongering over the latter’s high-profile campaign to block an oil pipeline project that many in Alberta see as crucial to the province’s economic well-being.

In an interview from Calgary, Mr. Nenshi challenged Mr. Robertson’s statement in an interview with The Globe and Mail last week that the proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain line could put “hundreds of thousands of jobs at risk” in Vancouver and primarily benefit a “Texas oil empire.”