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Report: Canada weighs Keystone XL challenge under NAFTA after U.S. dodge

  • While Pres. Obama seeks to delay a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline until after the November midterm elections, Canada's government reportedly is considering launching a challenge under NAFTA.
  • The government, acting alone or with TransCanada (TRP) and perhaps pipeline shippers, is said to be weighing its legal options for challenging the U.S. handling of the pipeline. but no decision has been made on how to proceed.
  • Unlike other cross-border pipelines, whose approvals were given in a short time, TRP could make the case that Keystone is being treated differently than comparable pipeline applications and denying it "fair and equitable treatment" under NAFTA, according to a leading international trade lawyer.
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  • linda_58
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    RICH! Using a progressive agenda against them...I like it!
    30 Apr, 07:43 PM Reply Like
  • bobby44
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    Obama also locked contractors with Canadian head offices out of the infrastructure program. He timed the program so there could be no real NAFTA challenge.

     

    Never doubt - he is a sharp political character. He will always wiggle around to get out of any challenge or responsibility.

     

    I think he is too busy being anti Canadian to use reason in his dealings with them.
    30 Apr, 10:25 PM Reply Like
  • SoldHigh
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    If Obama has zero respect for the US Constitution, what makes anyone think he'd care what's in NAFTA?
    30 Apr, 10:27 PM Reply Like
  • Hendershott
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    Sounds promising.
    30 Apr, 10:31 PM Reply Like
  • davidbdc
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    Problem is that these type of actions usually take at least a year - and that's before the appeal. Not too mention that the USA will drum up something to countersue over.

     

    As sad as it is to say - common sense has been thrown out the window a long time ago.
    1 May, 12:24 AM Reply Like
  • kasper kasper
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    The dopey rebumblecons of the most unproductive congress in history that has flagrantly failed to help resuscitate a moribund economy which they themselves are greatly responsible, now want the country sodomized by Canada after claiming all sorts of misinformation and spurious details,,,sound familiarly like how they bamboozled this country into the Iraq war by any chance?!
    1 May, 12:34 AM Reply Like
  • davidbdc
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    Canada happens to be our neighbor and closest ally.

     

    I find it incredible that the USA feels we should be questioning how Canada would choose to use their natural resources. Seems that on many other items we scream how "socialist" they are - but now the same "socialist" here in the USA feel the need to decide how Canada should act.

     

    Its nonsense. We just had another train accident today involving crude or gasoline - why? Pipeline technology is far superior - and it amazes me that environmentalist wouldn't want the latest and greatest technology - which is far far safer than the majority of our aging pipeline infrastructure.

     

    If this Canadian company can get the right of way for the pipeline then it should be built. Period. If you don't want the tar sands to produce oil then go and buy them!!!
    1 May, 01:30 AM Reply Like
  • linda_58
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    'why' is because Warren Buffet has a huge investment in oil transport via rail. Once he bails on the rrs and buys TRP his bought uncle tom (aka Obama) will engage the pipeline.....
    1 May, 08:42 PM Reply Like
  • kasper kasper
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    So it's clear you're not opposed to the transport of "toxic sludge" through our country but rather you prefer the use of a simple-minded, poorly engineered, and entirely inadequately monitored pipeline master-minded by a hysterically greedy foreign entity baldly taking land via eminent domain that will spill millions of gallons of this intractable goo which they've yet to figure out how to clean up despite myriad similar and recent spills (look them up!!) - leaving an ugly scar through the heartland of this country for the next 100 years and more?! What have you been drinking? Surely not fresh water as this project will routinely use and irreparably foul fresh water supplies into the foreseeable future when this country is entering of period of devastating drought. To be so gullible as to think that Canada is our friend and based on that alone think they wouldn't do anything to harm us, is naive at best. When it comes to billions of dollars of business interests there are no friends!! Or did you flunk Business 101 like you did all your science and math classes? So wake up and smell the disaster knocking on your door!!!
    1 May, 11:29 AM Reply Like
  • davidbdc
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    We already have 1000 times more pipeline in this country than what they want to build. And much of it is over 40 years old.

     

    You want 40 year old pipeline or brand new pipeline.

     

    If don't think that Canada is our ally then you live in some alternate universe.

     

    And what exactly is the evidence that is will be poorly engineered? Poorly monitored?

     

    You just spew a stream of nonsense to make yourself believe you are somehow superior to those that live in the real world.

     

    Good luck.
    1 May, 07:17 PM Reply Like
  • bobby44
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    Kasper. So sorry you stumbled upon this forum. Most folks here treat each other with respect while they make their points.

     

    Personal attacks belong elsewhere.
    4 May, 09:17 PM Reply Like
  • Blue22
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    Kasper:

     

    The heavy sour crap we have been importing from Venezuela is far worse than Canadian tar sands. We don't need a drop of it in the Gulf, so why keep bringing it in?

     

    Russian sour crude and toxic gas test at a sulfur level of over 4, 3-400% higher than almost any petroleum in the World. Yet, nobody seem to bitch that they are the major supplier to Eastern and much of Western Europe, at top dollar prices! A few years ago that oil was coming from places like Baku, the cleanest in the World! Gasprom was just a small player then as nobody wanted their crap!

     

    Russia and China alone are producing more crap pollution than the rest of the World combined! Canada has perhaps the strictest rules of any Western country including this one. If you want to bitch, go for it. But face reality before you trash the best friends we've got!
    1 May, 03:59 PM Reply Like
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