Report: Harper to accept emissions reduction targets to win Keystone approval

|By:, SA News Editor

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."