Two years ago the Pembina Institute released Solving the Puzzle — our report outlining 19 oilsands policy solutions aiming to protect air, forests, wildlife and fresh water, along with a credible approach to reducing greenhouse gas pollution and establishing a world-class environmental monitoring system. Given the intensifying scrutiny on management of the oilsands, it is worthwhile to evaluate the extent to which the urgently needed policies to responsibly develop the oilsands have been implemented.
With project approvals continuing to outstrip progress on environmental rules, it’s more important than ever that the Government of Alberta complete the necessary steps to manage the pace and scale of regional and climate impacts. Here we evaluate progress on implementing the solutions presented in Solving the Puzzle, noting three categories: Substantial progress, Moderate progress and Limited progress.
View our slide show on the 2013 progress update to Solving the Puzzle.