Energy minister lays out Alberta’s new oil strategy

Energy minister lays out Alberta’s new oil strategy by Karen Kleiss, February 10, 2013, Edmonton Journal
The role of government, he said, is to ensure that policies and regulations encourage innovation. … The province is also working to build the province’s reputation in Canada and abroad. “The other role for government is ensuring the political climate is such that we are able to earn the social license to operate,” Hughes said. “We have to perform well here in Alberta and help other people understand what it is we are actually doing here.” Hughes highlighted the province’s environmental monitoring efforts, land use planning and new energy regulator as evidence of the government’s commitment to environmental stewardship. “We’re trying to create the environment for growth,” Hughes said. [Emphasis added]

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