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Energy & Environment

TransCanada CEO Russell Girling On The Keystone XL Pipeline

Girling addresses the pipeline’s critics and discusses what’s at stake for Canada.


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President Obama is expected to make a final decision this year on whether to permit TransCanada Corporation to build the Keystone XL Pipeline. The pipeline would carry extra heavy crude oil from the Alberta oil sands to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast. Supporters of the pipeline say it would create jobs and improve North American energy security. Critics say the oil it would carry is especially hazardous to the environment.


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Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

Politics and Government Reporter

Andrew heads Houston Public Media's coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas Legislature and county and city governments across Greater Houston. Before taking up his current post, Andrew spent five years as Houston Public Media's business reporter, covering the oil...

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