Westward Passage for Canada’s Tar Sands Oil Also Challenged

Westward Passage for Canada’s Tar Sands Oil Also Challenged

Republicans opponents in Congress and many of the candidates for the GOP presidential nomination commenting on Obama’s decision to hold off approval of the Keystone XL pipeline frequently make the argument that if the US decides not to allow such a project the obvious result would be that Canada’s tar sands oil – regarded by most environmentalists as the “dirtiest fuel on the planet” – would simply shipped “straight West” for consumption by the Asian energy market, most notably by Chinese companies looking to diversify their imports.

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