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Gerald Butts: Keystone XL Skeptic

KeystoneXL is no environmental victory. WWF Canada CEO Gerald Butts on why it will eventually be built.

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31 January, 2012
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Gerald Butts, CEO of WWF-Canada, argues that the Keystone XL will be passed as soon as the election is over and, thus, the Canada-U.S. relationship will not fundamentally change:

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This video is part of the CIC’s ongoing series, “Did KeystoneXL Kill the North American Idea?”

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