A final verdict could take years, but in the meantime, B.C. will ask for an injunction against the operation of the Act, Bakan said.
Kenney has said he hopes never to use the law.
Kenney said he'll be sending a letter to Horgan outlining how the B.C. government has engaged in a "campaign of obstruction" against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. However, the primary objective would be to shut off oil and gasoline shipments to B.C. if the provincial government there continues to block construction of the Trans Mountain expansion pipeline.
Goodman also said he's not concerned about Kenney's approach to negotiating with B.C. Premier John Horgan on the need for the Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline.
The lawsuit seeks an order suspending operation of the Alberta law pending the outcome of the court case, including the expiry of all applicable appeal periods. An additional order restricting oil shipments to the West Coast would be hard to implement and painful under the circumstances, but Goodman said the oilpatch isn't concerned "at all" because companies are desperate for a new pipeline. Kenney and newly installed Energy Minister Sonya Savage are travelling to Ottawa on Thursday to discuss the bill.
For his part, Kenney said he's also seeking "the path of diplomacy" and the two premiers are planning a meeting soon.More news: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United can still attract big-name players
"We are serious about it".
Kenney says at this time, the UCP government will not be enacting Bill 12, but did not say if or when that could change.
But he said the fix is simple: Greenlight the Trans Mountain expansion.
"I will be very clear with the prime minister, that if this bill and Bill C-48, are adopted in anything like the current form, that this will be inflaming a growing national unity problem in Alberta, and will be a body blow to our country's prosperity", he said.
"A significant disruption in the supply of gasoline, diesel and crude oil from Alberta to British Columbia would cause British Columbia irreparable harm", says the suit. They say B.C.'s high gas prices are driven by a combination of taxes and a lack of refinery capacity, which, it has been argued by B.C. Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver, might actually get worse if the Trans Mountain pipeline were twinned. Similar amendments have been requested by industry associations, including the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association.
Alberta's NDP, the new official opposition, said proclaiming the bill as law without using it was like accidentally detonating a missile on a launch pad before firing it - because proclaiming the law gives B.C. the opportunity to challenge it.More news: News details emerge of failed plot to oust Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro
As for Kenney's promise to cut off the supply altogether, legal and political experts question whether that will happen. "There is a provision in the constitution that you can't restrict the flow of refined products between provinces".
Yes. British Columbia is doing the same thing.
"They are picking a fight and they look good whether the courts hold it up or not".
Sohi also said there are certainly "anxieties" in the province since its economic downturn, but he rarely hears from people in his Edmonton riding about separation.
"An action taken by an energy minister to actually stop shipment to B.C. would be the constitutional and intergovernmental equivalent of a nuclear weapon and I don't think the Kenney government is in the mood to go that far".More news: Sonic The Hedgehog fans hope Jim Carrey’s Dr Robotnik can save film