Sections

Weather Forecast

Close

Authorities: Mitchell man fatally shot with own gun by police officer

Advertisement

Alberta premier: Pipeline rejection would mar relations

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
News Mitchell,South Dakota 57301 http://www.mitchellrepublic.com/sites/all/themes/mitchellrepublic_theme/images/social_default_image.png
The Daily Republic
(605) 996-5020 customer support
Alberta premier: Pipeline rejection would mar relations
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

TORONTO (AP) -- Alberta's premier says if the Obama administration rejects the Keystone XL pipeline it be would be a significant thorn in Canadian-U.S. relations.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Premier Alison Redford said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press that the issue would keep coming up. Redford is in Washington for her fourth trip to lobby on behalf of a pipeline that Canada sees as critical to its economic well-being.

Alberta has the world's third-largest reserves of oil. The proposed pipeline would carry oil from the Alberta oil sands to Texas Gulf Coast refineries.

The Obama administration is considering whether to clear the project. A decision is expected this summer.

Obama's initial rejection of the pipeline last year went over badly in Canada, which relies on the U.S. for 97 percent of its energy exports.

Advertisement
news@mitchellrepublic.com
Advertisement
Advertisement