Premier responds to U.S. decision on Keystone XL
Today’s decision does not mean that America will consume one less barrel of oil. What it means is this: America will continue to import oil from jurisdictions with much weaker environmental policies and who do not share the same values as Canadians and Americans.
Alberta has always considered the U.S. our strongest and most important trading partner. The State Department’s decision strengthens our resolve to pursue access to alternative markets.
Today’s decision also reinforces the need for a Canadian energy strategy and why Alberta must focus on market diversification with a clear aim to Asia-Pacific.
I have discussed this issue with the Prime Minister on many occasions and we continue to be in constant communications with him.”
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