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Protesters rally against the Keystone XL oil pipeline as U.S. President Barack Obama's motorcade arrives at the Jefferson Hotel in Washington, July 11, 2013.
Protesters rally against the Keystone XL oil pipeline as U.S. President Barack Obama's motorcade arrives at the Jefferson Hotel in Washington, July 11, 2013.
(Yuri Gripas/REUTERS)

COLIN ROBERTSON

Keystone decision feels like Alice in Wonderland experience

For Canada, the Keystone XL presidential permit application process continues to be an Alice in Wonderland experience. The six-year odyssey gets “curious and curiouser.”

Much anticipated, long delayed, the State Department report contained no real surprises. Its most important conclusion is its assessment that whether or not the pipeline is built it is “unlikely to significantly affect the rate of extraction in oil sands.”