Reverse job-killing oilpatch monitoring suspensions, Alberta Opposition leader says
|Toronto Star 22 May 2020 at 17:26|
EDMONTON—Alberta’s Opposition leader says Premier Jason Kenney should step in to reverse a decision by the province’s energy regulator to suspend environmental monitoring.
Rachel Notley says the decision will cost jobs as international investors shy away from an industry increasingly seen as an environmental outlier.
On Wednesday, the Alberta Energy Regulator expanded previous monitoring suspensions for open-pit oilsands mines to include the entire oilpatch.
Companies no longer have to perform a wide array of monitoring, tests and research on soil, water, air and wildlife.