Cullen to talk energy, carbon and fish in US capital

OTTAWA– Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen is travelling to Washington, D.C. today for meetings with US lawmakers on the proposed Alaska-BC energy corridor, North Coast fisheries, and a North American approach to climate change and carbon markets.

“One of my top priorities is to discuss the feelers the Alaskans have put out to B.C. about a possible link-up to the proposed northwest transmission line here in Skeena-Bulkley Valley,” said Cullen, NDP critic for natural resources and energy.

“The transmission line and any associated projects have tremendous economic potential for the northwest and Canada if done sustainably.

“I’m working hard on both sides of the border to make sure these projects occur in a way that is good for my constituents and for the country.”

Cullen, who previously served four years as environment critic, said he will also be proposing joint hearings between the Canadian House of Commons and US Congressional committees on energy and climate.

While in Washington, Cullen will meet with both Alaskan senators (Democrat Mark Begich and Republican Lisa Murkowski), the Natural Resources Defense Council, Canadian embassy officials, House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Sustainable Energy Congressional Caucus.