Each Deheer and Chagnon-Greyeyes said that as a substitute of pipelines, they favour a transport system where heavy crude oil is transformed into pill-sized pellets.
The technique, in accordance with advocates, creates self-sealing balls of bitumen of varied sizes that may then be moved in coal rail cars or transport trucks with less risk of environmentally harmful spills, thus reducing the necessity for brand new pipelines.
“It makes pipelines obsolete.
“We will make do with what we’ve got now so far as pipelines go. But why aren’t we bringing those jobs here within the province and producing oil right here?” Chagnon-Greyeyes said.
Party members will vote for the brand new leader on the Green Party of Alberta annual general meeting on Saturday.