Alberta urges U.S. Senator to persuade Michigan to suspend line 5 closures

Jason Kenny will speak on March 25, 2022 in Alta, Calgary. (The Canadian Press / Jeff McIntosh)

Alberta Prime Minister Jason Kenny has urged the US government to persuade Michigan to abandon its legal campaign against the Line 5 pipeline.

He also highlights the idea of ​​a new bilateral pipeline project to help both Canada and the United States establish energy security.

Kenny testifies today in front of members of the Senate on energy and natural resources.

He registered Alberta’s contempt for the fact that the United States is looking to countries like Saudi Arabia to meet its energy needs, not his state.

Kenny has a friendly audience. In the opening remarks, both Democratic Senator Joe Manchin and Republican Senator John Barrasso hinted at President Joe Biden’s decision to cancel the expansion of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Federal Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson spoke in a video hearing and urged Senators to accept the idea of ​​Canada and the United States as “energy superpowers.”

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