Alison Redford to debate Al Gore over oilsands

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Matt Dykstra, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:58 PM ET

EDMONTON -- Alberta Premier Alison Redford will spar with former U.S. vice-president Al Gore over his oilsands "myths" during this week's World Economic Forum in Switzerland.

Both Redford and Gore are scheduled to take part in a private session discussion on "the future of climate regulatory mechanisms and their impact on business" while in Davos on Thursday.

Gore has publicly criticized Alberta's oilsands as "the dirtiest fuel on the planet."

"I'll do what I always do, which is talk about Alberta's record and to give him the facts and to suggest that as he draws conclusions which are erroneous with respect to the oilsands, and that he take into account the reality of the production and not the myths of the production," Redford said on Monday.

Gore, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, has said he hopes U.S. President Barack Obama eventually decides to block the planned Keystone XL pipeline that would carry as much as 830,000 barrels of Alberta crude oil to the gulf coast annually.


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