GOP Cites Canadian Oil Sands Success In Keystone Push

Law360, New York (March 20, 2012, 3:35 PM EDT) -- Canadian business leaders told U.S. lawmakers Tuesday that the country's development of oil sands reserves had proven a financial and environmental success, claims Republicans cited as proof the U.S. should approve the Keystone XL pipeline and increase domestic energy production.

In testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's subcommittee on energy and power, an MEG Energy Corp. executive and an engineer, among others, maintained that oil sands production was no dirtier or riskier than other types of oil production. New technologies were driving down carbon...
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