Harper: Keystone pipeline delay due to Obama's "peculiar politics"

“A positive decision has not been rendered for a very long time, that’s obviously not a hopeful sign,” Harper said in an interview Wednesday at his Ottawa office, adding he discussed the matter recently with the U.S. president. “I think there’s very peculiar politics of this particular administration.”

U.S. President Barack Obama will reject the project in August, Republican Senator John Hoeven said Tuesday, citing unidentified “sources.” TransCanada Corp.’s proposed $8 billion link between Alberta crude deposits and Gulf Coast refineries has been under review since 2008.

Harper said a rejection of the pipeline “is clearly possible,” when asked about Hoeven’s comments.