Keystone XL

Canada Confident Obama Will Move Keystone XL Pipeline Forward

No doubt sighs of relief that Jill Stein didn't get elected


Canada is confident US President Barack Obama will approve the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline that he previously rejected, a government minister said Wednesday.

Obama, who was re-elected on Tuesday, denied approval for part of the $7 billion pipeline earlier this year while the US State Department asked for a new route to avoid environmentally sensitive areas as it carries oil from Canada's tar sands to US refineries on the Gulf coast.

A southern leg of TransCanada Corporation's pipeline was later approved but the northern portion still needs State Department approval because it crosses the border.