Pembina reacts to oilsands monitoring update

July 16, 2012

EDMONTON — Jennifer Grant, oilsands program director with Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the joint Canada-Alberta update on oilsands monitoring:

“Today’s announcement showcases the progress made to date in developing a credible environmental monitoring system for Alberta’s oilsands region.  Seeing tangible, on-the-ground improvements is positive and we look forward to similar progress implementing an independent governance system with enhanced inclusivity and a sustainable, long-term funding model.

“As rigorous monitoring is only one component of responsible development, the Pembina Institute will continue to work with the governments of Alberta and Canada to advance other critical pieces of the puzzle. These include cumulative environmental triggers and limits that protect air quality, wildlife and water, and a completed land use plan. The full package is needed to get the job done right.”

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Contact:

Kevin Sauve
Communications Lead
604-354-2628

Background:

To learn more about Pembina’s role in improved oilsands monitoring, read this blog post.

To learn more about responsible oilsands development read the Pembina Institute report, “Solving the Puzzle: Environmental responsibility in oilsands development.” 

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