In her third U.S. city appearance as Secretary of State, Hillary R. Clinton discussed multiple international concerns including international affairs in the Middle East and American innovation as an aid to further public diplomacy with over 1,500 Commonwealth Club audience members on October 21, 2010. The Secretary also discussed the Alberta Pipeline, stating that the United States would likely grant the pipeline a permit to transfer crude oil from Alberta’s tar sands to the US. She stated that the US would be dependent on either dirty oil from the Gulf or dirty oil from Canada “until we can get our act together as a country and figure out that clean, renewable energy is in both our economic interests and the interests of our planet.” Watch the videos here.