Stephen Harper touts Keystone XL pipeline in New York, downplays oilsands emissions

Edmonton Journal: The Keystone XL pipeline “absolutely needs to go ahead” because it will create jobs and bring energy security to the United States, Prime Minister Stephen Harper told an audience primarily made up of elderly businessmen Thursday. He said construction of the 1,800-kilometre pipeline will create 40,000 jobs and bring enough oil to reduce American dependence on offshore oil by 40 per cent. “This is an enormous benefit to the United States in terms of long-term energy security,” he said. At......

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