September 29, 2011

Canada Braces for Messy Pipeline Fight

Gary Mason, Globe and Mail

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The politics of oil is a grimy business.

Look at what’s going on in the United States right now and you can see just how dirty things can get. Debate around the Keystone XL pipeline has been rancorous and divisive. In the end, concern for jobs is likely to trump worries over the pipeline’s environmental impact.

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