We’re not exactly sure which National Energy Board (NEB) report Premier Rachel Notley was referring to in her Trans Mountain news conference on Friday afternoon, but we’re pretty sure it wasn’t the same one everyone else in the country read.On Friday, the federal energy regulator said the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should approve the twinning of Trans Mountain from Edmonton to Burnaby for a second time. The board added 16 more conditions, in addition to the more than 150 it had imposed when it first recommended approval in 2016.Despite the impact of increased ocean-going tanker traffic on marine wildlife off the west coast, the NEB thought the risks were outweighed by the national benefits of tripling the size of a pipeline that had taken Alberta oil and bitumen to the Vancouver area since the early 1950s, without a major incident.However, nearly everyone realized the NEB recommendation was just the first of many obstacles the Trans Mountain expansion has to overcome.Well, nearly everyone except Premier Notley.The B.C. government is still in the way. It remains committed to doing everything it can to stop Trans Mountain, as so do a wide array of aggressive, well-funded environmental groups. The protests and blockades, lawsuits and court challenges will not soon disappear.Then there is the fact that the timid Trudeau government must approve construction. And as Edmonton MP and federal Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi reminded reporters last week, Ottawa’s consultations with First Nations will take at least another 90 days, perhaps longer.So while everyone who wants the pipeline to proceed was pleased with the NEB’s ruling, no one was yet prepared to start popping champagne corks.Except Notley.Notley wasn’t quite as prematurely ecstatic as she was last May when the Trudeau government bought Trans Mountain from its American owners, Kinder Morgan. On that bright, sunny morning Notley assembled her cabinet on the plaza overlooking the legislature and amidst high-fives and cheers declared “Pick up those tools, folks, we have a pipeline to build.”Of course, in the nine months since not a single spade of soil has been turned.Again on Friday, Notley seemed a little quick in her giddiness.She told reporters the latest NEB review had always been her biggest concern, ever since the Federal Court overturned the Trans Mountain’s first construction permits last summer.Really!? Bigger than the 117 Indigenous consultations the feds have entered into, and which still threaten to take months and months to complete?That seems a bit unrealistic.And so does Notley’s claim that as soon as the feds approve Trans Mountain for a second time, shovels will be in the ground almost immediately.That would seem to ignore the fact that Notley’s buddy, Trudeau, has been reluctant to do anything concrete to get Trans Mountain moving – at least until after this fall’s federal election. And she ignores the other political and legal impediments that remain, too.We suppose if you are as desperate as Notley for good news, you have to put a shiny spin on any positive development. Still she seems to have returned to her irrational exuberance – again.