08/24/2012 04:11 EDT | Updated 10/24/2012 05:12 EDT

Thomas Lukaszuk Leads U.S. Democrats On Oilsands Tour In Fort McMurray


FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - Alberta's deputy premier is leading a tour of U.S. politicians through the oilsands.

Thomas Lukaszuk showed several Democratic congressmen a number of plants around Fort McMurray on Friday.

Assistant Democratic Leader of the House, Rep. Jim Clyburn from South Carolina, is leading the delegation.

He brought two Texans with him -- Rep. Sylvestre Reyes and Rep. Gene Green.

Green is the Democrats' ranking member on the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.

Lukaszuk says he's always proud to tell Alberta's Story.


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