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Canadian leader 'disappointed' in decision

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Canada's new prime minister says he's "disappointed" in the decision by President Barack Obama to kill the application by a Canadian energy giant to build the Keystone X-L pipeline. But Justin Trudeau is still pledging to pursue a "fresh start" with Obama.


   The decision risked damaging U.S. relations with its neighbor and major trading partner.


   The Canadian company that wanted to build the pipeline, TransCanada, is denouncing the decision. The company's CEO, Russ Girling, says, "Misplaced symbolism was chosen over merit and science."


   The company says it remains "absolutely committed" to building the project and is considering filing a new application for permits.


   If a Republican wins the White House next year, the company may be urged to reapply. The GOP field is unanimous in support of the pipeline.

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