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Reuters Photo An Irving Oil storage facility and crude rail cars are photographed at the edge of Courtenay Bay in Saint John, New Brunswick, on March 9.

An empire’s ‘Plan B:' Proposal would cut US out of Keystone XL project

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SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick — Keystone XL, a pipeline proposal to pump Canadian oil sands through the heart of America, has alarmed environmentalists and become one of the most contentious issues of the Obama presidency. But there is a “Plan B” to cut the United States out of the picture, and it is championed by one of Canada’s wealthiest business dynasties.


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