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Big Picture Planning

AER’s new program looks at engaging with communities in a different wa…

What if decisions on oil and gas development addressed the individual needs and concerns of an area? What if residents in communities collaborated to find solutions to issues? This is the direction th… Read more

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No Stone Unturned

Detailed site inspections determine if industry’s reclamation work is…

Imagine a view of lush trees, native grasses, and picturesque wetlands filled with lively beavers, birds, and butterflies. This site 30 minutes to the west of Edmonton, near Wabamun, didn’t always loo… Read more

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Bringing Big Thinkers to the Table

Those with the biggest stake in oil sands tailings helped develop new…

The fluid tailings generated by oil sands mines are a big issue in Alberta—one that requires some big thinking to resolve. So when it comes to designing new rules to address tailings, what could be be… Read more

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Back to the Drawing Board

Companies must assess the environmental impact of their proposed proje…

Benga Mining Ltd. wants to start a coal mining project in the Crowsnest Pass. The company, part of Riversdale Resources, is required to conduct an environmental impact assessment, or EIA, as part of i… Read more

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It’s Not Safety Be Dammed

An AER program protects the environment from dam failures

When you’re tasked with protecting dams related to oil and gas development, the last thing you want to do is hold back, especially when you’re trying to hold everything back. So when the Auditor Gener… Read more

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