Keystone XL followup Clinton wants CanadaUSMexico climate change plan

Hillary Clinton has released a policy paper that calls for a wide-ranging, co-ordinated Canada-U.S.-Mexico climate-change plan, one day after announcing her opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline.The position paper from the presidential contender adds a new wrinkle to an issue that has inserted itself in two national elections – the current Canadian one, and the 2016 U.S. presidential race.Clinton wants to follow up her opposition to Keystone with a more ambitious climate program that includes immediately launching negotiations toward a North American Climate Compact.It’s the first time a prominent U.S. politician has explicitly linked the pipeline issue to more action on climate change from Canada – something President Barack Obama has never done.Clinton said she would seek strong national targets to cut carbon pollution; ensure all three countries demonstrate a commitment to climate action; and create accountability measures to make sure each country respects its commitments.The paper comes one day after she stunned allies of the Keystone project by announcing opposition to a pipeline she’d once said she was inclined to support. She called Canadian oil the continent’s dirtiest fuel. Related Stories Hillary Clinton drops bombshell on Keystone XL pipeline: ‘I oppose it’ Keystone XL followup: Clinton wants Canada-U.S.-Mexico climate change plan AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Justin Slimm Posted Sep 23, 2015 12:50 pm MDT read more