Keystone XL pipeline opponents want decision reviewed
By Glen Argan, Catholic Register Special
EDMONTON – In light of U.S. President Donald Trump’s go-ahead for the Keystone XL pipeline, Canadian environmentalists are urging Ottawa to take another look at the controversial project it approved seven years ago.
The 2010 National Energy Board approval of Keystone XL was done without any consideration for Canada’s climate commitments, says the Toronto-based group, Environmental Defence. Canadian approval of the pipeline came prior to Canada’s signing of the Paris Climate Agreement and before the Pan-Canadian Framework was put in place.
The pipeline is to export bitumen from the Alberta oil sands via a line running 1,897 kilometres from Hardisty, Alta., to the U.S. Gulf Coast where it will be refined.
Patrick DeRochie, Environmental Defence’s climate and energy program manager, said “The game has changed in the last seven years.”
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