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.
All legislation related to Alberta's oil sands is available through the Queen's Printer website at qp.alberta.ca. Read more
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
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
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
Independent reports about the oil sands and their effects on the environment, climate change, economy, and other areas. Read more
Government of Alberta ministries and branches involved in Alberta's oil sands Read more