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Premiers, governors promote Canada-U.S. energy corridor

The Canwest News Service reports that, “Western premiers and U.S. governors on Sunday hailed their push to develop a cross-border Western Energy Corridor that will be the largest on the planet and one that develops both non-renewable and clean-energy options.”

“Spearheaded by Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, the initiative could open new markets to the three Prairie provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba), which are all major energy producers in both renewables and fossil fuels.”

“The backing of U.S. governors (representing 19 states and 3 territories) on oilsands development came a day before Wall and (Alberta premier Ed) Stelmach are scheduled to meet with U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, one of U.S. President Barack Obama’s top officials in developing America’s energy and climate change plans.”

“Chu has also lauded the potential of the oilsands, saying recently it’s an important piece of U.S. energy security.”

The full article is at http://www.thestarphoenix.com/Business/Premiers+governors+promote+Canada+energy+corridor/1697007/story.html.