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Does the Keystone XL pipeline matter, or not?

It’s time for the tar sands industry and government to pick a side. Instead, they’re pushing both arguments—arguments that contradict each other.

Photograph courtesy of the U.S. White House
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama, pictured in this file photo. Gillian McEachern says approval of the pipeline would lead to tar sands development and that would be the final nail in the coffin for any continental hope of sticking to emissions that will keep us below the dangerous two degree Celsius threshold.

TORONTO—When it comes to the importance of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, you couldn’t be blamed for feeling like you were getting some mixed messages. 

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Does the Keystone XL pipeline matter, or not?

It’s time for the tar sands industry and government to pick a side. Instead, they’re pushing both arguments—arguments that contradict each other.

Photograph courtesy of the U.S. White House
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama, pictured in this file photo. Gillian McEachern says approval of the pipeline would lead to tar sands development and that would be the final nail in the coffin for any continental hope of sticking to emissions that will keep us below the dangerous two degree Celsius threshold.

TORONTO—When it comes to the importance of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, you couldn’t be blamed for feeling like you were getting some mixed messages. 

  

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PMO deputy chief of staff Howard Anglin and Postmedia's Stephen Maher.
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