Professor Stephen Scharper discusses Keystone pipeline on CTV News Channel

Monday, December 1, 2014 3:00:00 PM


In an interview on CTV News Channel, Professor Stephen Scharper (of the Dept. of Anthropology at U of T Mississauga and the School of the Environment) discusses the backlash and support factors behind the Keystone XL pipeline prior to the recent vote in the U.S. Senate.   This subsequently failed to gather enough votes needed to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to transport crude oil from Hardisty, Alta., to markets in the American Midwest and the U.S. Gulf Coast.  

In the interview, Scharper observes that Pres. Obama, whose environmental initiatives have been less than outstanding, may be concerned about his legacy regarding climate change, and thus may be willing to veto any future Congressional initiatives supporting Keystone XL. Scharper also notes that U.S.-Canadian ties are secure enough to withstand a US rejection of Keystone.

Watch the interview here…