Keystone decision makes for a difficult day for Calgary businesses

Calgary Chamber by Ian Campbell Posted Nov 6, 2015 1:42 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 6, 2015 at 1:42 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email It’s being called a difficult day for members of the Calgary Chamber.Director of Policy Research and Government Relations Justin Smith made the comments after hearing the news that Keystone XL was rejected.“I think that market access for our oil and gas product is imperative for global energy security, it’s imperative for the economic performance for our country as well, and to see this decision is just a real disappointment,” Smith said.He believes most people could see this decision coming.“We could have read between the lines over the last few years in the repeated delays, or further studies by the State Department or the EPA, signalled to us that we’re going down a path that would likely lead to a denial of this application. It’s unfortunate it took so long, that this decision couldn’t have been made sooner,” says Smith.He added, job number one now has to be developing the resources in an environmentally responsible way at both the provincial and federal level. Keystone decision makes for a “difficult day” for Calgary businesses read more

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