November 13, 2011

Stopping Keystone XL Won't Save the Planet

David Frum, National Post

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The proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico coast offered the immediate promise of 20,000 American construction jobs and many more jobs in oil refining and distribution.

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