NEWS RELEASE – Keystone decision underlines need for Canadian market access

Keystone decision underlines need for Canadian market access

Alberta elected Senator Doug Black was disappointed this afternoon to hear that President Obama has rejected the application for the Keystone XL pipeline. Since coming to Ottawa the Senator has consistently stated that this is an economic issue and it is inappropriate for the President to play political games with the North American economy.

“Canada is a long standing partner, ally, and friend of the United States,” said Senator Black, “and I’m frankly very disappointed that President Obama continues to play politics with our economic future. The reality is that rejecting Keystone XL puts thousands of well-paying jobs in the US and Canada at risk.”

Senator Black believes that the rejection of Keystone XL only underlines the increased need for Canada to pursue market access for our energy resources.

“Market access is the key issue currently facing Canada’s economy and is one that must be addressed. I will continue to be a strong advocate for Canada’s energy industry as they grapple with new ways to access global markets,” stated Senator Black.