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When he became TransCanada CEO in 2010, Russ Girling, shown here in this photograph from earlier this month, assumed the U.S., Canada’s longtime chief energy partner, wanted Keystone XL, the estimated 4,000 jobs it would create and the heavy oil-sands crude that would feed Gulf Coast refineries that had undergone multibillion-dollar retrofits to accept it. (Bloomberg News photo)

TransCanada CEO calm in Keystone XL uproar

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By Rebecca Penty

Bloomberg News

CALGARY, Alberta — So there is Russ Girling, TransCanada’s CEO, tubing giddily through a meandering oil pipeline, crude oil streaking his face, cackling about how a “little old-fashioned lying” got a gullible American public to buy into his Keystone XL pipeline.


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