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09
November
2017
Picture oil and gas companies walking away from thousands of wells, receivers of insolvent companies selling off the good assets and casting aside the bad ones, and Albertans being on the hook to clean up the mess. This has been a very real
23
October
2017
Flying towards Fort McKay over the dense mass of trees, your eye can’t help but follow the curving Athabasca River and dart around complex oil sands operations before getting caught on something unexpected: homes. About 800 members of Fort
23
October
2017
Fifty years after its opening, Alberta’s first oil sands tailings pond is now the province’s first reclaimed tailings pond—a big deal for a big parcel of land. The 220-hectare site has gone from an industrial watery-basin to a
16
October
2017
The environment is a hot topic (and that’s not just a global warming pun). Canadians care deeply about how oil and gas development will affect the environment and their safety, and rightly so. However, what many don’t know is that
02
October
2017
Tara Mulrooney and Paul Ferensowicz Depositing money at the bank, checking into a flight, or placing an order at McDonalds —what doesn’t have an automated kiosk these days? Well, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) doesn’t,
12
September
2017
It's rare that a change can benefit everyone, but when it happens, it leaves one wondering why the change took so long in the first place. The creation of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) was one such change—it brought together all
31
July
2017
AER requires energy operators to practise responding to emergencies so that when an incident happens, they’re ready.
17
July
2017
You turn the tap on to cook a pot of spaghetti or run a hot shower, often without thinking about the amount of water you’ve just used. But if you tracked how much water you used every time you ran the tap, would you change your habits? The
10
July
2017
Warm summer days bring smiles to the faces of fishermen eager to cast their flies and lures into Alberta’s many waterways. However, some fish species are being threatened because their habitat is fragmented by poorly constructed roadway water