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Thu Jan 10, 2013 09:15 AM CST

OTTAWA (Dow Jones) -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government promised to push new oil pipelines to the Pacific--a gateway to thirsty Asian markets--after Washington early last year rejected a pipeline expansion to boost Canadian exports to the U.S.

But the pillar of that plan--a 730-mile line called the Northern Gateway that would carry crude from landlocked Alberta to the Pacific port of Kitimat--is mired in political and public opposition, focused in the province of British Columbia. That is threatening Mr. Harper's efforts to open new markets for Canada's crude.

British Columbia has ...

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