On the heels of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s visit to the United States, Energy & Environment Program Associate Director Mihaela Carstei joins CTV to discuss the Keystone Pipeline project that would transport tar sands oil from Canada and the northern United States to refineries in the Gulf coast of Texas.
Russia on Wednesday rejected U.S. proposals aimed at easing concerns over a missile defense system in Europe, according to Reuters. Russia says the planned U.S. system will threaten its national security and that the administration of George W. Bush, which leaves office in January, has failed to allay its concerns. However, the Kremlin did point out that they would try to resolve the row once Barack Obama entered the White House in January.
"We will not give our agreement to these proposals and we will speak to the new administration," said the unidentified Kremlin source, who was quoted by Russia's three main news agencies, an indication the remarks reflect official policy. The Kremlin press office declined to comment.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said last week he planned to deploy missile systems near Poland's border in retaliation for U.S. plans to install elements of the proposed missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic.