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Water Not Under the Bridge

AER lays Water Act charges against Tamarack Valley Energy

The news of COVID-19 may be keeping Albertans home, but the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) continues to hold companies accountable. On Monday, March 30, the AER laid charges against a Calgary-based oi… Read more

Paying for the Spill

Journey Energy Inc. has been ordered to pay a fine for a 2017 pipeline…

An Alberta court ruled on March 11 that Journey Energy Inc. is to pay $125,000 for a pipeline spill in 2017. Just before the Canada Day long weekend in 2017, two breakpoints on the Journey pipeline ne… Read more

AER Lays Charges for Sour Gas Release

Three companies headed to court in February

A trio of companies will appear in a Grande Prairie courtroom on February 19 for a hydrogen sulphide (H2S) release that impacted human health.

AER Well Positioned to Meet Budget

The AER gives budget and restructuring updates, names interim executiv…

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) said that fiscal-restraint efforts have put it in a good position to meet the spending and staffing levels set out in the Alberta gov

AER Board Responds to ICORE Investigations

AER releases public statement in response to ICORE investigation repor…

The Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER’s) interim board of directors has responded to investigation reports into the AER’s involvement with the International Centre of Reg

Charges Laid for Pipeline Spills

A court date is set for two pipeline spills

Journey Energy Inc. will be going to court on August 19 for two pipeline spills that entered a waterbody and killed several animals.

Judgement Day

Supreme Court rules on AER and OWA appeal of Redwater decision

A long awaited decision has been made, and it is being met with praise from the province’s energy regulator. The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) says it is “pleased that the Supreme Court of Canada rec… Read more

Syncrude is ordered to pay $2.75 million for bird…

AER lays charges that result in money for wildlife protection in Alber…

Syncrude will pay $2.75 million in penalties after it pled guilty to a charge of failing to store a hazardous substance in a manner that ensures that it does not come into direct contact with, or cont… Read more

Keeping Up the Good Work

The AER values community groups such as SPOG

If there is ever any doubt that grassroots groups can incite change, one only need look to the Sundre Petroleum Operat

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