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Canada Hints They Can’t Keep Waiting On Obama On Keystone XL; Americans Can’t Wait For Jobs, Either‏

December 22nd, 2011 by mopns · No Comments

At Hot Air today, Ed Morrissey notes a story in Canada’s National Post newspaper about an interview where Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper discusses the still-languishing Keystone XL pipeline.

According to the National Post, “Canada could sell its oil to China and other overseas markets with or without approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline in the United States, says Prime Minister Stephen Harper. In a year-end television interview, Harper indicated he had doubts the $7-billion pipeline would receive political approval from U.S. President Barack Obama, and that Canada should be looking outside the United States for markets. ‘I am very serious about selling our oil off this continent, selling our energy products off to Asia. I think we have to do that,’ Harper said in the Monday interview with CTV National News. Harper’s comments were released a day after the White House sent signals it might kill TransCanada’s oil sands pipeline if it is forced to make a decision on the project in 60 days, saying there wasn’t sufficient time to complete a new environmental review.”

In the Weekly Republican Address last week, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) warned that Canada can’t keep waiting on President Obama for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. “After repeatedly saying, ‘We Can’t Wait’ for American job creation, the President now wants Americans to wait on the jobs from the pipeline until after next year’s election. Canada has made it clear—if we don’t build this pipeline, the United States will lose these jobs and Canada will sell the oil to China.  And we will be forced to get more of our energy from the Middle East,” Sen. Barrasso said.

Americans need jobs now, and everyone agrees that the United States should get more energy from our allies. Can we afford to wait any longer?

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