Trudeau revives Keystone XL pipeline

raymond_justin3“OTTAWA — If there is such a thing as unwelcome good news, President Trump may have handed some to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada on Tuesday when he revived a cross-border oil pipeline project,” wrote Ian Austen and Clifford Krauss for The New York Times on January 25, 2017.

Austen and Krauss continued, “The move is likely to complicate a delicate balancing act Mr. Trudeau has been trying to keep up: He has long maintained that Canada needs to develop its energy industry, but he also stands for aggressively cutting the country’s carbon emissions.

The pipeline, known as Keystone XL, is meant to help carry crude oil from the oil sands of Alberta to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico. The Obama administration blocked the project for environmental reasons — and in doing so, spared Mr. Trudeau from having to reckon with the consequences of building it.”


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Ian Austen reported from Ottawa, and Clifford Krauss from Houston.

A version of this article appears in print on January 26, 2017, on Page A1 of the New York edition with the headline: Canada’s Leader in Bind Over New Pipeline Plan.


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