So Clinton came out against Keystone:
We shouldn’t be building a pipeline dedicated to moving North America’s dirtiest fuel through our communities — we should be focused on what it will take to make America the clean energy superpower of the 21st century. For too long, the Keystone XL pipeline has been a distraction from the real challenges facing our energy sector — and the job-creating investments that we should be making to meet them. Building a clean, secure, and affordable North American energy future is bigger than Keystone XL or any other single project. That’s what I will focus on as president.
That’s why today I am announcing a comprehensive strategy to modernize American energy infrastructure and forge a new partnership with Canada and Mexico to combat climate change across the continent....As President, I will immediately launch negotiations with Canada and Mexico to forge a North American Climate Compact that sets strong national targets to cut carbon pollution....
News coverage has been low-key, but some bunnies are giving credit to the Blue Green Alliance between enviros and unions. Dirty-oil types had been trying to split off union support with the promise of some thousands of temporary jobs and room-sized number of permanent jobs from construction and operation of Keystone. Blue Green says there are better and more permanent jobs through infrastructure improvements that Republicans prefer crumbled.
The other interesting-to-me politics is Canadian. I wonder if Hillary wanted Canadian voters to take this into consideration as they consider whether to retain their version of a Bush, that the Keystone bucks maybe aren't going to flow and offering Canadians a chance to do more on climate instead. Election in Canada is a month away, so now's a good time for her to add this information. Unclear what effect it will have, but worth the effort.