February 5, 2014

Keystone a Green Light? Not So Fast

Jeffrey Simpson, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

The U.S. State Department gives green light to the Keystone XL pipeline. That was the tenor of the media coverage and headlines after the department’s report was released last week. Read one way, that interpretation was plausible. Read another, it was not. The conflicting interpretations, based on a reading of the document rather than spin from the Harper government and the oil industry, show why Keystone XL remains unsettled in Washington. The reason is not all politics, as is frequently asserted, although politics obviously plays a role.

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TAGGED: United States, Canada, Keystone XL Pipeline, Keystone Pipeline


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