Keystone XL ‘roller coaster’ ride likely lies ahead: Doer
Canada's ambassador to the US says the pipeline could eventually be attached to an infrastructure or a spending bill.
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WASHINGTON — Canada’s ambassador to the US predicts a ‘roller-coaster’ ride still ahead for the Keystone XL pipeline.
Gary Doer says this week’s presidential veto of a pro-pipeline bill is just one more twist in the journey.
In an interview with The Canadian Press, Doer says lawmakers will probably move on to other issues for a while, then come back to Keystone.
He says there’s talk of the pipeline being attached to an infrastructure or a spending bill.
But he says the Canadian government doesn’t want to get in the middle of those domestic US political discussions.
A first bill to build the pipeline landed on President Barack Obama’s desk this week – and he immediately vetoed it.
Obama says it’s up to him, not Congress, to make decisions on cross-border pipelines.
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