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The Keystone XL Pipeline Part 2: Understanding the Process and Cross-Border Complexities

November 20, 2014

The recent Senate vote did not end the ongoing debate over attempts to complete the Keystone XL Pipeline. And while the political debate is somewhat understood, the actual process and jurisdictional issues involved in a major cross-border undertaking are less clear. A recent panel convened by the Canada Institute attempted to provide some clarity. That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.

Adam Vann, Legislative Attorney, Congressional Research Service
Ben Lieberman, Counsel, Committee on Energy and Commerce
Steven Reed, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson
David Biette, Director, Canada Institute, Wilson Center


David N. Biette

David N. Biette

Global Fellow, Polar Institute,
Deputy Director of the Council on State Governments--Eastern Regional Conference, New York; former Director of the Polar Initiative and Senior Advisor to the Canada Institute
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