Obama, Harper differences over Keystone pipeline on display at summit
February 20th, 2014
01:00 AM ET
6 months ago

Obama, Harper differences over Keystone pipeline on display at summit

(CNN) – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Wednesday said a report on the Keystone XL pipeline was "pretty definitive" in its assessment that it would not affect climate change, an issue President Barack Obama says must be part of the discussion.

The comments by the two leaders came at a news conference following a summit of the leaders of North America, which brought together Harper, Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in Toluca, Mexico.

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  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Where's Our $24 Billion?

    The jobs this project will produce will be low wage and temporary. Republicans tend to leave that fact out of the debate. As far as climate change and this pipeline goes, I don't see how burning dirty fossil fuels is environmentally friendly.

    February 20, 2014 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  2. Pete

    Well Mr Harper just has a small percentage of piping in Canada,not the mother load that will cover our America..You've already seen the destruction,devastation that only rail road tankers bring when wrecked,derailed ,but what about an on going flood of this caustic crude from massive pipelines that would take days to shut down and maybe never in cleaning it up to be the same enviromentally because of the size and scope of its devastation....Wake up people if Canada thought for one minute it wasn't caustic you'd think they'd be shipping,piping it out of their country so quick..They've seen it first hand when it destroyed towns,country sides in our upper Midwest states and how Keystone takes forever to clean it up,check out Michigan for example still not done over 5 years in the cleanup process..Hey big brother take our caustic crap and deal with it because Canada thinks we're the dumber of our two countrys and by all accounts they're probibly right because of corporate America is running everything in our fifty states and everyone here knows it...

    February 20, 2014 10:06 am at 10:06 am |