“Republicans have said that this would be a big jobs generator. There is no evidence that that’s true,” Obama said in a New York Times interview published Saturday.
Obama, in some of his most extensive remarks ever on the pipeline, also said
Canada could “potentially be doing more” to curb emissions from the oil
His comments follow his closely watched late June pledge
that Keystone XL would only receive a federal permit if the “net”
effects of the pipeline would not “significantly exacerbate” carbon
Obama reiterated that threshold in the newly published interview and said that would be the basis for his decision.
“I meant what I said; I'm going to evaluate this based on whether or not
this is going to significantly contribute to carbon in our atmosphere.
And there is no doubt that Canada at the source in those t
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