A man holds a sign while listening as other protesters opposed to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline extension defy a court order and block an entrance to the company's property, in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday April 7, 2018.
Monday's tweet doubles down on the threat. "My views on this have been consistent for the past year", Horgan said.
Kinder Morgan has announced it is suspending "non-essential" activities and investments for its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
The company's decision Sunday to impose a May 31 deadline for government reassurance that it can safely spend the bulk of the project's $7.4-billion construction cost comes after two other projects were ended previous year - TransCanada Corp.'s proposed Energy East pipeline and Enbridge Inc.'s previously approved Northern Gateway.
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Nobody knows yet what this means for the pipeline, and Kinder Morgan has not responded to National Observer's request for a comment.
Shares of Kinder Morgan Canada, spun off by its USA parent to raise funds for the project a year ago, fell as much as 19 percent to their lowest since its listing. Notley reiterated that legislation is being prepared aimed at allowing her government to put in place measures that will economically hurt B.C. "Unfortunately, B.C. has now been asserting broad jurisdiction and reiterating its intention to use that jurisdiction to stop the project", the company said.
"Let me be absolutely clear, they can not mess with Alberta".
Kinder Morgan's move will be seen as a blow to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has insisted the pipeline will be built.
The TransMountain pipeline will follow relatively closely the route of the existing pipeline built in the early 1950's. "There is no reason that Kinder Morgan should be asked to solve disputes between governments and assume political risks that are completely outside their control", he said.
The people at the camp have been hit hard by recent injunctions requested by Kinder Morgan, and some of them have been arrested and done time in jail. "I'm here to defend British Columbians".
"Kinder Morgan can not proceed without the consent of the First Nations along its path, so many of which oppose it", said Chief Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, who is president of the UBCIC, in a press release from February 8.
Kinder Morgan estimates construction and the first 20 years of expanded operation would generate $46.7 billion in revenue, with $5.7 billion to British Columbia, $19.4 billion to Alberta and $21.6 billion to Canada. Those consultations are slated to run until May 31.
"What we have is a government that is openly in opposition (to the project) and has re-affirmed that opposition very recently", Kean said.
The company has said it will try to get agreements in order for the project to proceed and has set a deadline of May 31, adding that without agreement it "would hard to conceive of any scenario in which we would proceed with the project", according to a statement by CEO Steve kean.
Trudeau said he had "a long conversation" with B.C. Premier John Horgan by phone Sunday night and said he doesn't think Horgan should be intervening in an area of federal jurisdiction.
"I impressed upon him the importance of working together and respecting the federal responsibility for protecting things that are in the national interest, " Trudeau said.
Last October, TransCanada Corp. abandoned its $15.7 billion Energy East pipeline from Alberta to the Atlantic Coast amid mounting regulatory hurdles.
As much as many Albertans would like to see pipeline protesters handled by means of flamethrowers and Dirty War tactics, and as much as they desire a federal government that is willing to ignore the global backlash that would result ... well, this seems a vain hope, and it would be equally vain if different parties were in power all around. Like Trans Mountain, Keystone XL is highly controversial, and it faces numerous legal challenges.
But rather than achieving greater clarity, the project is now facing unquantifiable risk, the company said.