Alberta Premier Alison Redford talked to CBC Power & Politics about her meetings with U.S. officials in Washington, D.C., last weekend on the debate to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

In her interview with Evan Solomon, Redford acknowledged that U.S. officials are making a link between approving the pipeline and what Canada is doing about climate change on a federal level.

"We need to make sure we are addressing issues around climate change in a way that gives decision makers comfort with the fact that they can be economic partners with us on this pipeline," she said.

Redford said she will be delivering that message to her counterparts in Ottawa as well.

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