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Canada's natural resources minister believes Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is key to the country's clean energy future.

Jim Carr says his government remains firm in its support of the $7.4-billion expansion, adding the project will help the country transition to clean energy.

"Our plan is to use this time of transition to our advantage. Building the infrastructure to get our resources to global markets, and using the revenues to invest in clean forms of energy. That is why we have approved pipelines, including the Trans Mountain expansion. And, we are determined to see it built."

Carr says the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is in the national interest and the federal government has jurisdiction to approve it.


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