News Release - June 15, 2009
BRAD WALL MEETS WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ENERGY SECRETARY
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer meet today with U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu. The discussion will focus on energy and environmental issues, including the Saskatchewan-Montana clean coal-carbon capture and sequestration project.
"This is a very exciting bilateral project with the State of Montana and we're working on support from both the Canadian and American governments," Wall said. "That's why we're very pleased to be able to meet with Secretary Chu, since the United States Department of Energy was a key early supporter in the work now being done in this area in Weyburn."
In addition to the meeting with Secretary Chu, Premier Wall confirmed that Governors and Premiers have requested that Wall and Governor Schweitzer continue developing an action plan for a western energy corridor, subject to a fall go-forward approval.
The action plan will consider transmission issues, co-ordination of research, development and deployment of cleaner energy technology and advocacy.
"There is a great swath of renewable and non-renewable resources in the western part of North America," Wall said. "We're all going to be investing in research into the safe and sustainable development of these resources. My point is - let's be working together on this thing."
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