Keystone XL gains no ground after Stephen Harper meets with Barack Obama

Financial Post | Business

President Barack Obama gave no ground on the Keystone XL pipeline after meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who is pressuring the U.S. to get construction approved.

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TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone project loomed large at Wednesday’s summit among Obama, Harper and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. The U.S. and Canada are at loggerheads over the $5.4 billion collaboration, which is under review by U.S. agencies.

“Keystone will proceed along the path that already has been set forth,” Obama said at a joint news conference in Toluca, Mexico. He said he recognized that Harper views the review as “a little too laborious.”

After public remarks and a private meeting with Obama, Harper…

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