Alberta Premier Heads to D.C. to Push for Keystone

Canada's leaders hope the U.S. approves the Keystone XL Pipeline, and they've been outspoken about it in Washington, D.C. (National Journal)

Alberta Premier Alison Redford is heading to Washington, D.C., Tuesday to press policymakers to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Redford will meet with officials from the State Department, the Environmental Protection Agency and the White House Council on Environmental Quality, The Hill reports.

In addition, she will visit with Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Mary Landrieu, D-La., both Keystone advocates.

"We need to ensure American decision-makers have a clear understanding of the responsible energy development and the strong environmental policies we have in Alberta," Redford said in an earlier announcement about the trip.