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Will Congress pump life into dying bullet train?

Feb 27, 2021 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Last month, on his first day in office, President Joe Biden blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline linking Canadian crude oil fields with distribution centers and refineries in the United States. It was an enormous victory for American environmentalists who want to leave fossil fuels on the ash heap of history. But it also triggered a huge political scandal in Canada, with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney being roasted for spending $1.5 billion in public funds on a now-doomed project.

"Kenney's crazy bet has to be near the top of the most irresponsible things ever done in Alberta's history," concluded one news analysis under the headline, "What's that Flushing Sound? Just Albertans' Keystone XL Investment Going Down the Drain." "There is no sugar-coating just how devastating this is for Mr. Kenney, his government and the province," opined anothe...