On April 9 and 10, Canadian officials from the province of Alberta met with American officials to discuss the Keystone XL pipeline. Alberta Premier Alison Redford met with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), with Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), and with Senate Energy and Natural Resources Ranking Member Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND). Alberta Environment Minister Diana McQueen and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Cal Dallas met with Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), and two officials from the Department of State, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Robert Cekuta and Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental land Scientific Affairs Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Judy Garber. On April 9, Redford spoke at a Brookings Institute briefing, saying the environmental risks are not great enough to prevent the pipeline’s approval; she also praised the province’s work on cutting greenhouse gas emissions.