Canadian Official: ‘We’re Comfortable’ Keystone XL Pipeline Will Be Approved


If only we were too. The status quo only helps the Railroads and possible Far East deliveries. The war on energy will be about stopping the export of coal, gas, and tar sand oil. Thanks no Manufacturing Renaissance for North America after all.

CBS DC

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s natural resources minister said Tuesday he’s confident the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline project from Canada to Texas will be approved because it meets President Barack Obama’s requirement that it not lead to a significant increase in greenhouse gas emissions.

Joe Oliver responded to Obama’s comments earlier Tuesday that the pipeline should be approved only if it does “not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution.”

Oliver pointed to “Obama’s very own State Department” which he said concluded in a report this year “that there would be no increase in greenhouse gas emissions.”

The long-delayed project carrying oil from Alberta’s oil sands requires approval from the State Department because the project crosses the border. Republicans, and business and labor groups, have urged the Obama administration to approve the pipeline as a source of jobs and a step toward North American energy independence.

But environmental groups have…

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