Washington is looking over a three page letter from Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. that states why the proposed Keystone XL oilsands pipeline should be approved.
Gary Doer’s letter argues the strong points of the pipeline on environmental, economic and energy-security issues as well as suggesting the feds will work with the States in cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
Secretary of State John Kerry is heading a regulatory review of the line and is accepting public feedback during a 90-day determination phase.
Once done, the Obama Administration has to decide whether or not to allow the line to cross the border and connect to its existing leg in the Southern part of the U.S.
The final decision on the Alberta to Gulf Coast line is expected in the next couple of months.