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Provincial Rules, Regulations and Reports

Alberta has a multi-layered process to ensure environmental laws are followed. The fundamental principle is that, in Alberta, the polluter pays. Industry is required by law to monitor environmental impacts and report their findings to government.
Legislation

Legislation

All legislation related to Alberta's oil sands is available through the Queen's Printer website at qp.alberta.ca.  Read more
Development

Development

The Alberta government is ensuring that development in the oil sands region is done in a responsible manner, through regulations, plans, and frameworks.  Read more
Environment

Environment

Industry reporting, monitoring, working with partner organizations, and enforcement are all ways that the Government of Alberta ensures that the environment is protected in the oil sands region.  Read more
Planning

Planning

In February 2009, Alberta released a 20-year strategic plan for Alberta's oil sands, Responsible Actions: A Plan for Alberta's Oil Sands. It addresses the economic, social, environmental, research and innovation, and governance needs of Alberta's oil sands regions.  Read more
Reports & Resources

Reports & Resources

Independent reports about the oil sands and their effects on the environment, climate change, economy, and other areas.  Read more
Oil Sands Branches

Oil Sands Branches

Government of Alberta ministries and branches involved in Alberta's oil sands Read more
Alberta Legislature