Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

AdChoices

Choose pipeline, rail or boat – oil sands aren’t staying buried Add to ...

Subscribers Only

The opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline want to frame the debate as a philosophical one between whether we should burn more Canadian oil sands crude, or leave it in the ground. Russ Girling says it’s the wrong question – and the evolving reality of oil transport has proven so.

“Your choices aren’t ‘leave the oil in the ground and move to alternative energy’, the choices really are ‘rail or pipeline’,” the president and CEO of TransCanada Corp., the company that wants to build the controversial project, told The Globe and Mail’s editorial board Tuesday. “Pipeline, by far, is the best alternative.”

Report Typo/Error

Follow on Twitter: @ParkinsonGlobe

Next story

loading

In the know

The Globe Recommends

loading

Most popular videos »

Highlights

More from The Globe and Mail

Most popular