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Alberta Wilderness Association: Reconsidering the Alberta Energy Regulator (Alberta)
February 1 @ 6:00 pm
Join Alberta Wilderness Association, alongside other interested individuals and groups, for a panel discussion on the theme “Reconsidering the Alberta Energy Regulator.”
There is growing concern across the province that the AER seems to operate without sufficient public transparency and has vast discretionary powers. The agency seems to be held captive by industry interests, rather than functioning as it is meant to: making decisions based on the best interests of Indigenous communities, the environment, and the public at large. Recent incidents, like the Kearl spills — and AER’s response to it among others — highlights this point.
However, if there were to be changes made to the AER, what would they be? If the agency needs to be replaced, what would go in its place? Are there multiple solutions to the issue? These questions and more are hoped to be brought into the discussion panel with voices from across the province weighing in. The idea is to discuss our shared concerns about the AER and how it regulates the energy industry, and to bring forward ideas of what is needed to make positive change.