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Our Misplaced, Undemocratic Budget Priorities: The Case of Keystone XL by Eleanor Bader, posted on TruthOut

Several years ago, political economist Robert Reich asked a rhetorical question that bears repeating: “Wouldn’t it be better to have a jobs program that created things we really need – like light-rail trains, better school facilities, public parks, water and sewer systems and non-carbon energy sources – rather than things we don’t, like obsolete weapons systems?”  [Read More…]  

Harper Says Keystone Consultations Signal Obama Punting by Theophilos Argitis and Andrew Mayeda, posted on Bloomberg Sustainability

Canada is urging President Barack Obama’s administration to make a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline amid signs of further delays in a final ruling on the $5.4-billion project. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in an interview yesterday the U.S. move to seek more public comment suggests Obama’s government may postpone a decision further, while Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird called on the U.S. to end the “state of limbo” over the project. [Read More…]  

Obama’s Keystone XL ‘punts’ by Jameson Berkow, posted on the Business News Network

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the decision to allow more time for public comment on the Keystone XL pipeline is “clearly another punt” by U.S. President Barack Obama. “How much consultation do you need to do?” Stephen Harper asked rhetorically in a brief comment to Bloomberg News from his Ottawa office.  [Read More…]  

Neil Young Says Keystone XL Terrible Idea by Jen Skerritt, posted on Bloomberg Businessweek

TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline is a “terrible idea” that won’t benefit anyone, Canadian musician Neil Young said. “This fuel is all going to China, which is probably the dirtiest place on the planet,” Young told reporters before a concert in Winnipeg, Manitoba, yesterday.   [Read More…]  

Keystone XL decision needed now — even if it’s the wrong one, Canada tells Washington by David Ljunggren, posted on the FInancial Post

Canada bluntly told the United States on Thursday to settle the fate of TransCanada Corp’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline, saying the drawn-out process on whether to approve the northern leg of the project was taking too long. The hard-line comments by Foreign Minister John Baird were the clearest sign yet that Canada’s Conservative government has lost patience over what it sees as U.S. foot-dragging. [Read More…]  

No US decision yet on Canada pipeline, posted on the Global Post

US Secretary of State John Kerry Friday refused to answer Canadian calls on whether or not Washington will approve the construction of a controversial oil pipeline, saying it was still under review. “I can promise our friends in Canada that … all the appropriate effort has been put into trying to get this done effectively and rapidly,” Kerry said, ahead of talks with his Canadian counterpart John Baird. [Read More…]  

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