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On Thursday, Nancy Pelosi, the ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, said the oil that would flow to the Gulf Coast through Keystone XL ‘is for export.’ Supporters of the project, including major refiner Valero Energy Corp., maintain that’s not true.
On Thursday, Nancy Pelosi, the ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, said the oil that would flow to the Gulf Coast through Keystone XL ‘is for export.’ Supporters of the project, including major refiner Valero Energy Corp., maintain that’s not true.
(YURI GRIPAS/REUTERS)

Keystone is the Democrats’ new litmus test

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Alberta Premier Alison Redford spent a few thousand dollars last weekend buying a New York Times’ advertisement touting oil sands crude as “green” as well as coming from a friendly neighbour and ally, unlike those faraway folk in unreliable and unsavory places like the Middle East.