A new gas tax could be needed to cover $400-million in damage to Canada’s pipelines
More than a year after an explosion at the Keystone XL pipeline that killed nine people and damaged more than two dozen others, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pledged a $400 million contribution to help cover the damage caused by the spill.
Trudeau has also vowed to “work with the provinces and territories to establish a national pipeline infrastructure fund” to help pay for the repairs and repairs to pipelines in the United States.
The Canadian government said Tuesday it will provide the money for $300 million.
But it will be used for two main purposes: to cover the cost of the pipeline repairs and to pay for repairs to existing pipelines and facilities across the country.
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