The federal regulator said in a statement Friday it ordered Calgary-based Enbridge to limit gas flows at 80 per cent of maximum pipeline pressure levels from the blast site, about 15 kilometres northeast of Prince George, along the entire length of the pipeline up to the B.C.-United States border.

Last week, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality provided key approval on ACP’s environmental protection plans.

Tory MP Pierre Paul-Hus argued during a news conference Monday that it was time to stop being “hypocritical” on the issue of using petroleum and that party leader Andrew Scheer’s idea to sit down again with TransCanada, Energy East’s promoter, is aimed at making Canada self-sufficient on energy.

“History is unfolding before our eyes,” said Haisla Nation chief councillor Crystal Smith of the single largest private-sector infrastructure project in Canadian history.

Scheer said that’s the message he delivered to Modi on Tuesday during their meeting in New Delhi, which was part of the Opposition leader’s week-long trip to forge economic links and deepen trade with the country.

The Energy East line, it is claimed, would allow Canadian crude to be refined in Canada – a nation-building project of epic scale, analogous to Sir John A. Macdonald’s forging of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

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