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Canada Turns To China After Pipeline ‘Delay’

From a bemused Reuters:

Asia a priority for Canada after U.S. delays Keystone

By Rachelle Younglai and David Lawder
November 14, 2011

HONOLULU, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he will step up efforts to supply energy to Asia after Washington delayed a decision on whether to approve a new oil pipeline from Canada to the United States.

In a subtle warning to Washington, Harper told Chinese President Hu Jintao that providing energy to Asia was an important priority for Canada.

"This does underscore the necessity of Canada making sure that we are able to access Asia markets for our energy products," Harper told reporters on Sunday at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders’ meeting in Hawaii.

"That will be an important priority of our government going forward and I indicated that yesterday to the president of China."

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a president who puts our country’s interests first?

Citing health, safety and environmental concerns, President Barack Obama’s administration said it would now study a possible new route for TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL pipeline.

The delay could end up killing the $7 billion project altogether if supporters back out or the administration is unable to chart a new route.

"Could"? Why do you think they have delayed this project for three years already?

Canada is already the largest foreign supplier of oil, natural gas, electricity and uranium to the United States. The proposed pipeline has the capacity to move 700,000 barrels of crude produced from the Alberta tar sands to refineries in Texas.

But the pipeline would have crossed an ecologically sensitive region in Nebraska, causing thousands to protest and derailing Canada’s plans.

Unlike all the other thousands of pipelines that cross that same ecologically sensitive region. (A region that actually includes eight states.)

Harper’s conservative government has repeatedly voiced disappointment at the delay and some big businesses say the move by the Obama administration was purely political to push the decision out past the November 2012 election…

Only cynics would say that. And other sentient beings.

But Harper’s reaction did little to sway Obama. At their meeting, Obama told Harper he stood by the decision to delay the verdict

What a hero. After all, what is more important? Growing the US economy and creating American jobs, or keeping his donation pipeline from the environmentalists and Hollywood crowd flowing?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, November 14th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Canada Turns To China After Pipeline ‘Delay’”

  1. River0 says:

    The lack of outrage over this is stunning. Have we Americans become a nation of zombies? What’s the explanation? If George Bush had done this, the media hysteria would have been deafening.

    • Chrispbass says:

      MSM MainStreamMedia is in bed with the current regime
      Bunch of commies…
      They need to tear down this country before it can be rebuilt in thier utopic vision. This helps tear it down.
      Therefore…no outrage.

  2. JohnMG says:

    …..”But the pipeline would have crossed an ecologically sensitive region in Nebraska, causing thousands to protest and derailing Canada’s plans…..”

    Name one area in this entire United States that isn’t “ecologically sensitive” to these morons?

    As for Canada……it has taken that population several decades of flirting around with a conservative PM before electing Mr. Harper, and after electing him, they this year finally gave him a majority government. I’d be more surprised if he hadn’t approached the Chinese after being repeatedly rebuffed by Obama. After all, he is looking out for the interests of those who voted him into office and the country he represents. That’s what representative governments are SUPPOSED to do. He’s a canadian…..he looks out for the interests of other Canadians.

    One would suppose an American would do the same. Hey……… I guess I just solved the mystery!

    • “Name one area in this entire United States that isn’t “ecologically sensitive” to these morons? ”

      The space occupied by our constitution perhaps?

      I do believe the intent of this president is to fully destroy our nation so that his demon left minions can rebuild in the image of Clown Posse (the band)

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