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By Matt Kibbe
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Joe Oliver
The Obama administration has heard from plenty of critics over its handling — and endless delays — of the Keystone XL pipeline. But now it's taking fire from its own Environmental Protection Agency, which is blasting the State Department for an "insufficient" review of the massive Canada-to-Texas oil sands project.
A top Canadian official took his case for the Keystone XL pipeline to President Obama's hometown on Tuesday.
"Canada supports the Keystone XL project because it will enhance national security, create jobs and foster long-term economic prosperity for both of our countries," Mr. Oliver said in a statement announcing his trip.
"The U.S. can choose as its oil supplier Canada, its reliable friend and ally ... Canada can ultimately supply all of the U.S.'s imported oil needs. Our cooperation helps replace oil from Venezuela and the Middle East," said Mr. Oliver, a former banker who took over his nation's natural resources department in May 2011.