The proposed Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency still has no leaders, scientific advisers or permanent funding mechanism.
Prime minister dismisses the divide over job projections.
Fraser Institute report calls for urgent action, streamlining of infrastructure.
Report predicts up to 11,000 jobs would be created to develop Energy East. Of that, Quebec represents 36% and Ontario represents 23%.
Tom Steyer has also teamed up with a coalition of environmental groups on an anti-pipeline social media campaign.
Pipeline would deliver up to 1.1 million barrels per day from Western Canada to Quebec and New Brunswick.
Pipeline will run between Alberta and New Brunswick with a capacity for 1.1M bbl/d.
TransCanada spokesman says Obama is trying to “drain the politics” from the Keystone XL debate.
Pipeline company says Keystone XL will create 20,000 jobs.
There’s “no good news here for anybody,” TransCanada boss Russ Girling says.
US coal producers hoped to gain access to Asian markets through BC until proposed Surrey export terminal nixed.
Expect Harper to emphasize major energy projects, including pipelines to take Alberta’s oil to tidewater.
Keystone XL has become a flashpoint for US environmentalists, who have branded it a symbol of “dirty oil”.
Tom Steyer says US will reap limited, “dirty” benefits from Keystone XL approval.
Current pipeline capacity is not sufficient, and producers have extra product with no way to ship it, CAPP says.