Tag: Stephen Harper

Canada to boost pipeline safety as Northern Gateway ruling nears

Canada is increasing the liability of pipeline operators for spills and giving regulators more power to enforce safety measures.  More »

Obama pressed by neighbors on sensitive issues

President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed to press ahead with stalled efforts to expand trade agreements for the Americas into Asia, but made no promises to frustrated Canadian leaders about his long-anticipated decision on the Keystone XL pipeline.  More »

Canadian PM sees Keystone approval, with or without Obama

Canadia Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been openly critical of President Obama for repeatedly “punting” on Keystone and interfering with a long-standing and mutually beneficial energy relationship. If Barack Obama doesn’t approve the pipeline, he says, another president will.  More »

Canada plans claim to resource-rich Arctic, including North Pole

Canada plans to make a claim to the North Pole in an effort to assert its sovereignty in the resource-rich Arctic, the country’s foreign affairs minister said Monday.  More »

Canada at crossroads in bid to become energy superpower

Canada’s bid to become what Prime Minister Stephen Harper calls an energy “superpower” is at risk as approval delays for new pipelines threaten an industry already hurt by high costs and rival production.  More »

Canada PM won’t accept US rejection of Keystone pipeline

Canada’s prime minister said Thursday he “won’t take no for an answer” if the Obama administration rejects the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to the U.S. Gulf Coast.  More »

Canada touts carbon pollution cuts as Keystone XL pressure builds

Pressure is building on Canada to find ways to lower its climate pollution in a bid to smooth the way for the Obama administration approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.  More »

40 still missing in deadly Canada oil train crash

A Quebec town devastated when a runaway oil tanker train ignited explosions and fires braced Monday for what authorities assured would be a rising death toll as fire crews tried to reach the hardest hit areas more than two days after the disaster. Five were dead and about 40 people remained missing.  More »

Canada prime minister warns against Keystone XL rejection

Canada’s prime minister says a controversial oil pipeline from his country to the U.S. Gulf Coast “absolutely needs to go ahead” and warns that the oil will be transported through one way or the other.  More »

Harper seeks to build Keystone XL support on U.S. visit

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is seeking to counter opposition to TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s Keystone XL pipeline, a project crucial for boosting Canada’s economy and Harper’s plans to make the country an energy superpower to rival Saudi Arabia.  More »

GOP to try again on linking Keystone XL to highway bill

Republicans will try again to pass a bill by Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., to let the Keystone XL pipeline to cross the U.S.-Canadian border. In making the announcement, Republicans cited Kinder Morgan Energy Partners’ plan to expand a pipeline in Canada to the Pacific coast.  More »

Canadian PM says Iran threat justifies Keystone XL approval

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s comments add to those made by some Republicans ever since Iran issued the threats to block its Strait of Hormuz, a path for one-fifth of the world’s oil.  More »

Oil sands pipeline could be on agenda for White House meeting

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline could be on the agenda when Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper meets with President Barack Obama today. Environmentalists protesting in front of the White House want Obama to take a stand against the project, but the API wants the president to embrace it.  More »