National Newswatch

Canada’s natural resources minister wants his American counterpart to step up and help on stalled pipelines, calling the long-delayed Keystone XL project “very important” to both countries.

Amarjeet Sohi met with U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry on Wednesday in Houston at the CERAWeek energy conference. The focus was on TransCanada’s Keystone XL project and Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement pipeline.

Keystone XL is stalled after a judge in Montana halted construction and ordered a new environmental assessment. TransCanada asked the court this week to allow it to proceed with preliminary work to avoid losing out on another construction season.

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