U.S. won’t be pushed into fast Keystone decision: Kerry

WASHINGTON – The U.S. government says it won’t be rushed in making a decision on the long-delayed Keystone pipeline.

Secretary of State John Kerry says there’s a process that must be followed and will be followed.

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has spent the last three days in Washington pushing for a decision because he says the industry can’t be left in limbo.

Kerry says he’d love to give Canada a reply, but the State Department needs to finish its latest study on the project, and it’s just not done yet.

Once that is finished, Kerry says, then his work begins.

The administration will have to make the final decision on whether to allow the Alberta pipeline to enter the U.S., collect more oil in North Dakota, and carry it to refineries in the Gulf of Mexico.




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U.S. won’t be pushed into fast Keystone decision: Kerry

  1. The U.S. government says it won’t be rushed in making a decision on the long-delayed Keystone pipeline.

    So Canadian Press, which is it? Rushed, or long-delayed? Can’t be both.

    • It has been long delayed precisely because the US won’t rush. In fact, the term “glacier-like” comes to mind when thinking about the pace of the decision-making process. But… their country, so they can do whatever they like.

    • The pipeline is long-delayed because government won’t be rushed. Where’s the contradiction?

  2. As if the US is EVER gonna say NO to almost free crude ? Hello ?!

    The rest of the Oil-producing world (Saudi, muslim,…)cannot stand them, they hate America’s guts. -aka thankyou Bush.
    I hate to coin a phrase but we literally have the “Yanks over an (Oil) Barrell”, China somewhat included, but not for long, we’re just too stoopid to realize a potential “refineing” ground that we had a chance to implement, to make it even more profitable. longer-lasting,…, for “Canadians”.

    Notwithstanding, this will be the future resounding partial-failure of our present Gov’t, that had a “Tiger by it’s tail”, but let it go. The canadian taxpayer will get bit in the ars later for this, soon after Harpo publishes his memoirs.
    Our problem is, we seem to doubt America’s NEED for Oil, gas, …, unless of course, I missed it, and the States have something up their sleeves, like safe nuclear-fusion-powered vehicles,… ?, or free Lithium, for EV’s?

    …and then I woke up in a puddle.

  3. one man’s pipeline is another man’s F-35

  4. Why does the Harper government think that they can tell the US government what to do? This is the umpteen time that the Harper ministers have lectured the US government. I am surprised that the US government has not publicly lash out at Harper. If the US government was Republican, Canada would have punished long ago.

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