Obama defends Keystone XL review process

By Meghashyam Mali | Washington Examiner

President Obama on Wednesday defended the administration’s review of the Keystone XL pipeline, while allowing that the process might seem “laborious” to Canada, which has urged the United States to quickly approve the project.

“There is a process that has been gone through. And I know it’s been extensive and at times, I’m sure, [Canadian Prime Minister] Stephen [Harper] feels, a little too laborious,” said Obama, flanked by Harper and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, during a joint press conference at the North American Leaders Summit in Toluca, Mexico.

But Obama added that the lengthy study of the pipeline’s effects was how the U.S. made “decisions about something that could potentially have [a] significant impact on America’s national economy and our national interests.”

at Washington Examiner.

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