Trudeau pledges to invest revenue from oil pipeline into clean energy
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauJustin Pierre James TrudeauIs Trudeau on the verge of a shocking reversal of fortune? The Hill's Morning Report - Tempers boil over at the White House Obama calls on Canada to reelect Trudeau MORE on Wednesday promised to invest the revenue from the country's new oil pipeline expansion in clean energy development.

"We are supporting good jobs by getting our resources to new markets and investing the earnings in Canada’s clean energy transition," Trudeau tweeted.

"That’s why we approved the Trans Mountain Expansion project," he added. 

Trudeau’s Liberal government announced Tuesday that it would push ahead with the stalled Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, a $5.5 billion project.

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The decision was immediately met with criticism from progressive politicians and environmental groups, especially given that the Canadian government had declared a national “climate emergency” the day before.

“A day after the Liberals declare a climate emergency, Trudeau approves the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline — a project directly threatening our environment,” Jagmeet Singh, leader of the Canadian New Democratic Party, tweeted.

“It doesn't have to be this way. We'll continue to champion a plan that aggressively & honestly fights this crisis,” he added.