Keystone case shows how on carbon policy, this Canadian mouse won’t roar


James Munson
March 28, 2013

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At the end of the Keystone XL pipeline debate lies a difficult truth for Canada’s independent streak on climate change policies: America holds a far stronger hand.

No matter how President Barack Obama decides to deal with the pipeline in coming months, say experts, Ottawa’s go-at-it-alone approach on carbon emissions will run into the crosshairs of a resurgently green United States.

“This is not a debate about pipelines,” said David Runnalls, a fellow at the Waterloo-based Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). “This is an argument about American climate policy and therefore it’s an argument about North American climate policy, …

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