Keystone XL a no-go

The Keystone Xl pipeline from Alberta down through the US has not been approved,

  • Jan. 25, 2012 4:00 p.m.

The Keystone Xl pipeline from Alberta down through the US has not been approved, causing some of the opposition of the Enbridge pipelines some optimism in their fight.

Today’s rejection by the US government of the Keystone XL pipeline project is a victory for the environment and sends a clear signal to Stephen Harper that Enbridge must be vetted via a full and unfettered assessment process, says MP Nathan Cullen.

“The Keystone decision is a victory for the environment, for Canadians, and for the democratic process,” said MP Nathan Cullen (Skeena-Bulkley Valley). “The Obama administration cited the rushed deadline imposed by Republicans that made a full assessment of Keystone impossible, as the main reason for the rejection.”

Cullen pointed to how the Keystone decision is good news for the Canadian economy as well.

“18,000 of the best refining value-added jobs would have been shipped to Texas with this project. This is a victory for those Canadians who want secure employment.”

TransCanada must now decide if it wants to put forward another application.

 

 

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