Posted November 11, 2018 08:18:53When the Trump administration says it won’t consider the Keystone pipeline, it may have just inadvertently said something about the United States’ energy strategy.
In an interview with The American Conservatives, former Alberta premier Jim Prentice argued the country needs to consider a new energy strategy in light of climate change.
The pipeline has been in the news since Trump announced he was rejecting the Keystone proposal in early October.
Prentice, who is now president of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, said the pipeline’s future has been “shaken by uncertainty” and that “Canada needs to think about what its role in the world is going to be.”
“We are facing the same thing with the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement that we are facing with Keystone,” he said.
“So the Keystone is an issue that will be looked at at a different time.”
The Trump administration, which is reviewing the pact, has signaled it will likely reject the Keystone if it doesn’t include measures to protect the environment and public health.
Piers Morgan, the host of The O’Reilly Factor, has said the Trans Pacific Partnership will be the “biggest environmental disaster of all time.”
Morgan said it would be “foolish” to think the United Kingdom will reject the deal unless it has a “clear plan” to manage greenhouse gas emissions.
“The TPP is going in one direction.
The Trump administration has signaled that they are going to reject the TPP, and I think that will create a huge amount of uncertainty for the United Nations and for the world economy,” Morgan said.