The Globe and Mail

Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Konrad Yakabuski
Konrad Yakabuski
(Fernando Morales/The Globe and Mail)

Is Barack Obama preparing his base for disappointment on Keystone?

Politics Insider delivers premium analysis and access to Canada’s policymakers and politicians. Visit the Politics Insider homepage for insight available only to subscribers.

U.S. President Barack Obama’s comments during a San Francisco fundraiser at the home of billionaire ex-hedge fund operator Tom Steyer – an outspoken opponent of the Keystone XL pipeline –suggest that Mr. Obama feels recession-ravaged Americans may not ready to back aggressive action on climate change if it hurts their pocketbooks. White House watchers interpreted his remarks as a good sign for Keystone.