Why the Keystone XL pipeline failed

Ottawa, Edmonton and the industry must learn the lessons of the Keystone experience.

Donald Barry
Published: Wednesday, 11/30/2011 12:00 am EST

It is tempting to dismiss the Obama administration's decision to delay a final ruling on TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone XL pipeline until a new route through Nebraska can be found as a weakened president's attempt to put off the resolution of a divisive political issue until after next year's election.

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