Canada writes U.S. to push Keystone XL, offers climate cooperation

|By:, SA News Editor

Canada's government sends a letter to the Obama administration expressing a desire to work closely with the U.S. on reducing the impact of climate change, as it makes a final push for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline (TRP +0.3%).

The letter argues the merits of the pipeline on environmental, economic and energy security grounds, and offers a willingness - without offering specifics - to take additional steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

The letter points out that, unlike other countries that export crude to U.S. refineries on the Gulf coast, Canada has actually committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and achieved some reductions since 2005.