February 7, 2012

Poisoned Politics of Keystone XL

Joe Nocera, New York Times


foreignpolicy.com

On Monday, Stephen Harper, the prime minister of Canada, traveled to China for a week of high-level meetings.  He brought with him a handful of his cabinet ministers, including Joe Oliver, his tough-talking minister of natural resources who, until recently, had been withering in his scorn for the opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which President Obama rejected a few weeks ago.  The pipeline, of course, was intended to transport vast oil reserves in Alberta to the American refineries on the Gulf of Mexico. . .

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TAGGED: U.S. Energy Policy, China, Geopolitics, Canada, Energy Security, Foreign Oil, Domestic Energy, Oil, Keystone XL Pipeline, New York Times

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