“The Government of Alberta – through the Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission – has taken formal steps to initiate a legacy North American Free Trade Agreement claim under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement over the cancellation of the presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline border crossing.

“After examining all available options, we have determined a legacy claim is the best avenue to recover the government’s investment in the Keystone XL project.

“The Keystone XL pipeline would have provided a number of economic benefits on both sides of the border. As we have seen with recent global events, energy security for North America is critical to our shared economic growth and prosperity. It remains Alberta’s position that our resource sector can and should be a responsible  and reliable energy source for North American markets in the years to come.

“We remain disappointed about the events and circumstances that led to the cancellation of this project. Alberta’s government will continue to fiercely advocate for our energy sector and the workers whose livelihoods depend on it.”