May 29-31, 2012 | Alberta, Canada
SLC Energy & Environment Committee Delegation
Alberta Oil Sands
In a visit designed to facilitate dialogue and prompt greater understanding of energy relations between states belonging to the Southern Office of The Council of State Governments (CSG), the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC), and Canada, a delegation of state officials, led by current SLC Energy and Environment Chair Representative Chuck Martin, Georgia, recently traveled to Edmonton and Fort McMurray, Alberta. The delegation included Representative Kurt Wallace, Alabama; Representative Clay Ford, Florida; Representative Angela Cockerham, Mississippi; Senator Bill Ketron, Tennessee; and Representative Stefani Carter, Texas. The visit involved presentations by various Canadian government and research organizations, as well as tours of an oil sands mining site, an in situ site, and the CanmetENERGY research and technology development facility. The delegation was joined by the Alberta Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations Cal Dallas, Associate Minister Teresa Woo-Paw, and other officials. The visit was sponsored by the SLC and the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, represented by the Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta, with the SLC coordinating and organizing the trip’s details.