News that the B.C. government had officially stated its opposition to the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal, lit up Twitter Friday.
In a press release, Environment Minister Terry Lake stated:
Northern Gateway has said that they would provide effective spill response in all cases. However, they have presented little evidence as to how they will respond. For that reason, our government cannot support the issuance of a certificate for the pipeline as it was presented to the Joint Review Panel.
Twitter reacted with a mixture of jubilation from environmentalists, cynicism from those who think Christy Clark is just looking to leverage more cash from the deal for B.C., and anger from Albertans dismayed that their oil sands cash cow may be under threat.
See Twitter reaction to the news in the gallery below: