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Obama’s pragmatist side wins out in Keystone comments

National Post: Barack Obama downplayed any thoughts that his new climate change action plan is a straight choice between “the health of our children and the health of the economy.” But it wasn’t just the 33 degree heat that made him wipe his brow continually. This was a defining moment in his presidency -- a speech where he made clear he is a firm believer in man-made climate change and intends to match his lofty rhetoric with regulatory action. What to make of Mr. Obama’s plan from a Canadian perspective?...

Canada: Keystone XL focus shifts to climate change, oil lobby says

National Post: A delegation of oil sands CEOs “couldn’t get a clear reading” in Washington this week over whether Barack Obama’s renewed focus on climate change means more uncertainty for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, an executive with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers said Thursday. The climate discussion, the carbon discussion, is clearly back as being a priority issue The Canadian lobby group and a handful of Canadian oil patch leaders met with members of Congress, the administration...