GATINEAU, QUE.—When it comes to pipelines—and particularly Energy East—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau keeps insisting he wants to get Alberta’s chief resource to international markets, but in “responsible, sustainable” ways. What he doesn’t acknowledge, but must know, is that these goals are contradictory. Pipelines will, inevitably, produce more greenhouse gases—not in their operation, or construction, necessarily, but because they will make some marginal tarsands operations viable by cutting transportation costs. This will, even if only modestly, increase overall emissions
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