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Report: Harper to accept emissions reduction targets to win Keystone approval
- In perhaps Canada's final push to win U.S. approval for the Keystone XL pipeline project, CBC reports PM Harper has written to Pres. Obama formally expressing a willingness to accept greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets proposed by the U.S.
- The letter, sent last month, is a clear signal Canada is prepared to make concessions to get Obama's OK for the TransCanada (TRP) pipeline.
- Environmentalists waste no time in criticizing the reported offer, urging Obama to reject any emissions deals as expanding oil sands production is "a recipe for climate failure."