Premier Alison Redford is responding to British Columbia's demands for the Northern Gateway pipeline.
Christy Clark's Liberal government wants a fair share of the economic spin-off generated by the Enbridge project.
But Redford has signalled she won't be cutting a cheque, saying the $6 billion oil sands link is a matter of free trade.
While Redford, in a statement, suggests that B.C.'s requirements for a world-class spill response system, are a moot point, as an environmental review is underway and the Calgary-based operator has pledged $500 million in safety upgrades.
In a statement, Liberal Premier Christy Clark said that her government is committed to economic development that is balanced with environmental protection.
And If their five minimum requirements aren't met the provincial government has threatened to halt the Alberta to Kitimat project through land permitting and power demand requirements.