‘Ottawa stands between us,’ Pallister says after feds delay Manitoba-Minnesota hydro project

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says the federal government is standing in the way of a hydroelectric project that would help move states in the U.S. Midwest off of coal.He argues that it will be residents in his province who are on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars because of the delay.READ MORE: Pallister, Trudeau meet to discuss controversial transmission lineIn an interview with the West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson, Pallister said the federal move to delay approval of the Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project after it was supposed to decide last week is “historic” and puts the project at risk.“We’re in the red zone,” he said, noting the cost of more delays, to Manitobans, will be $200 million per year.“This is going to be very, very costly and dangerous, and you know, it’s fine for Ottawa to talk green — good — but don’t block green.”WATCH: Manitoba Metis Federation threatens transmission line support