CALGARY — Simon Dyer, policy director at the
Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the launch of
the Government of Alberta's new oilsands information portal:
"We welcome measures by the Government of Alberta to improve the accessibility and transparency of some key oilsands performance measures.
"The new oilsands information portal allows the public to understand the environmental performance of various oilsands companies and the cumulative level of impact for key environmental performance measures including greenhouse gas pollution, land reclamation and the size of tailings lakes.
"The Pembina Institute has been calling for more transparency as a key element to improve oilsands decision making for years; this portal is a positive step toward achieving a higher level of accountability and environmental performance in the oilsands."
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