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MLA Jeff Johnson heads to Louisiana to promote province's energy development

Athabasca-Redwater MLA Jeff Johnson is back on the road, this time in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to promote Alberta as a leading source of secure energy.

Athabasca-Redwater MLA Jeff Johnson is back on the road, this time in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to promote Alberta as a leading source of secure energy.

“The Baton Rouge region of Louisiana is the second largest refining centre in North America and is responsible for more than 25 per cent of America’s petrochemical production,” explained Johnson.

“There are 65 facilities in the region and there is much to learn from both government and industry officials.”

Johnson, who is the Parliamentary Assistant to the President of the Treasury Board (Oil Sands Sustainable Development Secretariat), will be traveling with members of the Alberta Industrial Heartland Association from Edmonton to be advised on how to better accomplish responsible energy development and advance the petrochemical industry.

Discussions during the Feb. 21-25 visit will include environmental issues and controls, regional transportation planning, government taxation and incentive programs for investment. Johnson will also partake in several facility, industrial and regional tours.





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