No Keystone XL? Blame Canada

The Canadian government blames U.S. politics for stalling the pipeline. New reporting points to a different culprit altogether.
Whatever you're about to say, don't say it. Photographer: Ben Stansall/WPA Pool/Getty Images

To hear the Canadian government tell it, Barack Obama's administration has yet to approve the Keystone XL pipeline because it won't stand up to environmental activists. Exhaustive new reporting offers a more persuasive explanation: The oil pipeline hasn't been approved because the Canadian government keeps screwing up.

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