Keystone XL pipeline decision leaves Canada looking eastward

In the pipeline...

The administration of US President Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline – a 1,700 mile-long pipeline that would deliver oil from the Canadian oil sands to Texas – citing environmental concerns, even as it left open the possibility that an alternative route might win approval in the future.

TransCanada immediately said it would modify its proposal and reapply, but analysts say the Obama administration's move would encourage Canada's oil industry to examin