Canadian PM sees Keystone XL approval, with or without Obama


Steven Harper's frustration with Pres. Obama's long delays in deciding the fate of the Keystone XL (TRP +0.4%) pipeline comes through again, saying if Obama doesn’t approve the pipeline, another president will.

The Canadian prime minister says he remains relatively unperturbed about the drawn-out Keystone review, maintaining its approval is “inevitable.”

"It takes a lot of energy to repress and to block a decision that is clearly and overwhelmingly in the national interest of the country," the PM says.

Meanwhile, Alberta Premier Alison Redford, who has lobbied the U.S. to approve Keystone, says her oil-rich province won’t toughen rules to cut carbon emissions from crude producers until the U.S. takes similar steps.

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  • Brad Johnson
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    It's absurd the US has taken this long. The environmental arguments against it are ridiculous, it's all about placating extremists that want to eliminate all fossil fuels.

     

    This would foster energy independence, create jobs, and be safer way to transport oil.
    10 Feb 2014, 03:04 PM Reply Like
  • rvshaw
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    Obama has found a way to irritate every one of our allies, including our once-strongest allies of Germany, France, Britain, Israel, and Canada. Not bad for a guy who thought he was the second coming of Christ just 5 years ago.
    10 Feb 2014, 03:05 PM Reply Like
  • marpy
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    Why I think you have just stumbled upon his legacy! "Planetary Piss Off King" LMAO
    11 Feb 2014, 09:42 AM Reply Like
  • canb888
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    Too bad Harper has to deal with a do-nothing "O'who?", he may be right that the next President will approve it if not by this one.
    10 Feb 2014, 03:07 PM Reply Like
  • rjj1960
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    This is a non event, just keep loading the oil on his buddy Buffet's trains for another 3 years.
    10 Feb 2014, 03:11 PM Reply Like
  • wyattkap
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    The delay is ALL about pushing BILLIONS into Warren Buffets railroads as he gives the Democratic Machine Millions in contributions. Buffet and Soros work from the same side of the table and make BILLIONS with the help of the Democrats as they slip some of the money back to them under the same table. ALL AT OUR EXPENSE!!
    10 Feb 2014, 04:41 PM Reply Like
  • wyattkap
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    ONE MORE COMMENT! PLEASE Canada, BUILD our own REFINERIES to process our oil, create more Canadian Jobs, SELL the final and more expensive product that EVERYONE WANTS! Canada has an oil supply for the next 100 years. Way past time to take the industry to the next level and BUILD a massive refinery NORTH of Calgary and then pipe the final product to all the rest of the world.
    10 Feb 2014, 04:44 PM Reply Like
  • cymbalta
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    One reads and hears about 3rd world political corruption and graft and then....this Keystone saga of delay, pass-the-buck, finger pointing, back room deal making is an embarrassment to our country. When greed and arrogance walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and smells like a duck, I'm gonna call it a duck.
    10 Feb 2014, 06:04 PM Reply Like
  • tomdgascop
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    Obama he doesn't care about the jobs it will create . He is more interested in putting Americans out of work just look at Obama Care !
    10 Feb 2014, 08:41 PM Reply Like
  • bobby44
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    Well at least I do not have to preach to the converted. We all know what is going on. As long as the next president is not bought by the 'block it' gang things may move ahead. This president does not realize his own influence in the world. If he had chosen to move the USA ahead; the whole world would have moved ahead. His job is that powerful and he plays crony games.
    11 Feb 2014, 12:04 PM Reply Like
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