Harper "won't take no for an answer" from U.S. on Keystone

|By:, SA News Editor

In his strongest language yet, Canada PM Stephen Harper tells U.S. business leaders he "won’t take no for an answer" if Pres. Obama rejects the Keystone XL (TRP) pipeline; "We haven’t had that but if we were to get that it won’t be final. This won’t be final until it’s approved and we will keep pushing forward."

“The logic behind this project is simply overwhelming,” Harper says; acknowledging Keystone’s future has been cast in doubt because of U.S. politics, he says "ultimately, over time, bad politics make bad policy."

Most Americans favor building Keystone (65%-30%) but they also favor Pres. Obama's new emission limits on power plants (65%-30%) and oppose the use of fracking (48%-38%), according to a new Pew Research poll.

Also, the White House says it would reject the inclusion of a measure to approve the pipeline on a bill to raise the debt limit.