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Another Oil Pipeline Runs into Political Debate in Canada

The US battle over the proposed oil pipeline from Canada to Texas is not over.

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Congressional republicans say they will keep pushing the Obama administration to approve the Keystone project. But the administration says a plan for a new, more environmentally-sensitive route has to be submitted first.

Foreign minister John Baird expressed the Canadian government's disappointment with the White House decision not to approve the project for now.

But even before this matter is sorted out, there is another political battle over another proposed pipeline.

This battle is within Canada over a proposed pipeline that would go west from Alberta through a remote wilderness area to an isolated stretch of coast in British Columbia.

HostMarco Werman talks to Canadian journalist Peter Fairley, who is following the story in Victoria, British Columbia.

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    The Keystone Pipeline System is proposed to transport oil from northeastern Alberta, Canada to multiple destinations in the United States. (Photo: Wikipedia)

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    The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System runs from the Arctic Ocean to the Gulf of Alaska at Valdez measuring 800 miles. (Photo: US Geological Survey/Wikipedia)