Canadians hoping Alberta's oil exports from its tar and oil sands will expand may be disappointed.
For years environmental organizations have called on the federal government to do something about the leakage from Alberta’s oilsands tailings ponds.
Based on current emissions and our production outlook,” by 2025-2026 the cap will be breached.” By 2030, the sector will be emitting at a level 10% above the cap.
The new premier isn’t likely to “pick a fight” with industry and represents policies that are actually much closer to the PCs than one might think.
Regulations can only save the day if they are enforced. Take a closer look at environmental management in the oilsands, and you’ll find too many cases where existing regulations are brushed off by oilsands operators, government agencies, or both.