18 Jan '12, 8pm

What 'National Interests' Led Obama To Oppose The Keystone XL Pipeline?

What 'National Interests' Led Obama To Oppose The Keystone XL Pipeline?

US Army Corps of Engineers /CC BY 2.0 The Obama Administration is opposed to to the Keystone XL Pipeline project ; by now we've heard the breaking news. Now, what's next? First of all, the Administration decision does not mean the project is dead. Keystone XL certainly can come back with changes to the routing, with improved safety measures for both construction and operating phases, with more mitigation measures for unavoidable adverse environmental and economic impacts, and so on. In fact, count on it. International Trade, Economics May Be More Behind Decision Than Environment & Party Politics One national interest framing the debate is maintaining a favorable trade relationship with Canada, from which the XL pipeline and contents will both originate from and flow back to—a double line is proposed, with petroleum-distillate pumped back to Alberta, where it will dilute th...

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