Energy minister gives tentative approval for one west-to-east oil pipeline, considers another

OTTAWA — The federal government is firming up its support of two projects that would see oil from Alberta piped to Atlantic Canada.

Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver says he has given tentative approval of one proposal to industry giant Irving Oil.

“I met with Arthur Irving (Irving Oil’s CEO) and expressed the support of the government of Canada, in principle, for this initiative,” Oliver said in an interview with The Canadian Press.

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