“The Progressive Conservative caucus welcomes today’s decision by the U.S. government to move TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline project forward. This will provide increased market access for our energy products, which in turn will create badly-needed jobs and increased prosperity for Albertans.
We are proud to have supported this project every step of the way and are confident that it will meet stringent environmental safety standards on both sides of the border. As we all know, pipelines are by far the safest way to transport energy products. The added capacity Keystone XL provides will assist in the safe, efficient export of Alberta oil.
This approval is another step toward securing the market access we need to ensure the long-term viability of Alberta’s energy industry. In the past, Premier Notley and the NDP have been reluctant to support this important project but nonetheless, we hope they will see today’s approval as a positive step forward.”