Harper Offers Obama Emissions Deal To Win KXL Pipeline Support: Report

"Prime Minister Stephen Harper, in an effort to win U.S. backing for the Keystone XL pipeline, has sent a letter to President Barack Obama proposing joint action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the oil and gas sector"

"OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Stephen Harper, in an effort to win U.S. backing for the Keystone XL pipeline, has sent a letter to President Barack Obama proposing joint action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the oil and gas sector.

CBC News reported Friday that the White House has not responded to the letter, which was sent in late August, although Harper met Obama briefly during the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Obama has the final say over whether to let the pipeline cross from Canada into the United States and has said he would approve it only if it 'does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution'."

Randall Palmer reports for Reuters September 6, 2013.

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Source: Reuters , 09/09/2013