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Canada’s conservative Prime Minister slams Obama’s statements on Keystone XL gas pipeline

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper contradicted on Friday U.S. President Barack Obama’s dismissal of the job-creation potential of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, saying the project is important both for jobs and for energy security. Asked about remarks made by Obama in an interview with the New…

Keystone pipeline to be linked to U.S. highway bill: Boehner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers will try to force the Obama administration to approve the Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL pipeline by attaching it to a highway bill that Congress will consider next month, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Sunday. President Barack Obama earlier this month denied TransCanada’s application…

U.S. officials deny ‘complicity’ with pipeline execs

WASHINGTON — The State Department on Monday denied claims of “complicity” with a firm building a $7 billion US-Canada oil pipeline, made by an environmentalist group that released emails it said showed bias. The State Department insisted it had behaved “transparently and evenhandedly” toward the Keystone XL project to bring…

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