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Environment Minister explains Christy Clark's walkout

Christy Clark surprised her fellow premiers Friday morning by boycotting talks on a national energy strategy.

It happened on this last day of the premiers' conference in Halifax.

B.C. Premier Christy Clark, left, speaks as Alberta Premier Alison Redford looks on. (Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press)
Clark says B.C. won't enter into negotiations until her prior demands on the Northern Gateway pipeline are met.

Of course, Northern Gateway is not the only pipeline proposal. Kinder Morgan also has plans to expand the Transmountain pipeline through the southern interior.

Terry Lake is B.C.'s minister of the environment.  On Monday, he made the pipeline  announcement on behalf of the premier, and explained to Daybreak host Chris Walker, what the premier is trying to accomplish by walking out on the meetings.

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