Edmonton - Alberta Energy Minister Margaret McCuiag-Boyd will travel to Bismarck, North Dakota from June 22 to June 25 to meet with U.S. legislators who are members of the Energy Council, a group of state-level legislators who meet to discuss energy and environmental policy.
McCuaig-Boyd will discuss Alberta's energy policies and energy security, as well as trade between the province and the United States. She will meet with North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, U.S. Senator John Hoeven, North Dakota Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner and Jessica Unruh, the chair of the Senate Energy Committee.
"We have a long history of working together with the United States in a way that's beneficial to both countries. I'm looking forward to strengthening our important energy relationship, which provides good jobs for thousands of families and helps grow the economy on both sides of the border," McCuaig-Boyd said.
Alberta will also host an Energy Council meeting in Banff this December, with about 200 U.S. legislators set to attend the event. The members of the Energy Council are Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming, with Alberta and Saskatchewan acting as international affiliates to the council.