Energy Trumps Security in Trudeau-Trump Joint Statement


Energy trumped security in the joint statement released today following the meeting of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald J. Trump in Washington, D.C.

Today at 2:15pm, Prime Minister Trudeau and President Trump held a joint press conference following the first meeting between the two intrinsically linked nations. And while security and trade dominated the press conference, it was energy and environmental cooperation that were the central themes of the joint statement.

Specifically, the Prime Minister and the President committed to enhance ties and cooperation in the areas of energy and environmental cooperation. On the Keystone XL pipeline and energy innovation, they committed to moving forward on energy infrastructure projects that will create jobs, while respecting the environment. Finally, the two leaders spoke specifically of clean air and water in the Great Lakes and border regions.

As Canada's only boutique energy and climate law firm, we are pleased to see Prime Minister Trudeau and Team Canada take a leadership role and find common ground with the United States in these key areas for all US and Canadian citizens. For further information, please contact Lisa DeMarco at lisa@demarcoallan.com.

Joint Statement from President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Energy Security and Environment

"U.S.-Canada energy and environmental cooperation are inextricably linked, and we commit to further improving our ties in those areas. We have built the world’s largest energy trading relationship. We share the goals of energy security, a robust and secure energy grid, and a strong and resilient energy infrastructure that contributes to energy efficiency in both countries. We collaborate closely on energy innovation, particularly in the clean energy sphere. As the process continues for the Keystone XL pipeline, we remain committed to moving forward on energy infrastructure projects that will create jobs while respecting the environment. We also look forward to building on our many areas of environmental cooperation, particularly along our border and at the Great Lakes, and we will continue to work together to enhance the quality of our air and water."

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