Alberta creates oil sands advisory group

The Alberta government has established the Oil Sands Advisory Group to assist with policy-making related to oil sands development and climate change.

The group will advise the government in these areas:

• Implementing the legislated annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions limit.

• “Best investments in innovation to reduce GHG emissions intensity in oil sands production.”

• Developing “durable, effective structures and processes to address local and regional environmental issues (i.e., air, land, water, biodiversity, cumulative effects).”

The group has three co-chairs and 15 plenary members serving 24-month terms.

Co-chairs are Dave Collyer, former president of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and Shell Canada; Tzeporah Berman, environmental activist and adjunct professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto; and Melody Lepine, director, government and industry relations, Mikisew Cree First Nation.

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