Canada's Alberta province has hired Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications to inform the U.S. Congress and White House officials about its solid environmental regulatory structure as part of the Ministry of International and Intergovernmental relations effort to win approval of the controversial Keystone Pipeline proposal of TransCanada.

The firm also will educate federal Washington about how the Keystone decision will impact Alberta’s economy.

RB is to receive up to $125K for the three month campaign that began March 15. It's anticipated that president Obama will decide on Keystone in June.     

President Joe Baerlein leads the RBSC team that includes Graham Shalgian, who was Massachusetts policy director for the Sen. Ted Kennedy, and Dave Tamasi.

Alberta has also hired the politically connected Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti.