Alberta Government has Head Stuck in Tar Sands
The Government of Alberta continues to fail to acknowledge the critical issues requiring immediate action, says Sierra Club of Canada in the wake of the release of the Oil Sands Consultation Final Report.
The multi-stakeholder committee tasked with drafting the framework was unable to reach agreement on key issues. Both government and industry representatives consistently supported business as usual an out of control pace of development and inadequate environmental protection, said Lindsay Telfer, Prairie Chapter Director for the Sierra Club and member of the Committee. The provincial government needs to pull their heads out of the tar sands and stop putting corporate profit before the best interest of Albertans.”