Oil Sands Region Land Use Plan
Original Air Date:
Thursday, August 23, 2012
After years of debate and discussion, the Province has unveiled its final land use blueprint for the oil sands region set to take effect September 1, 2012. It covers an expanse three times the size of Banff National Park and creates six conservation areas in the process.
The plan also increases the size of protected areas for endangered species and addresses growth concerns for Fort McMurray. As well, it will result in up to 19 oil sands leases being cancelled, requiring compensation for oil companies.
Does the plan strike the balance of business and the environment? What will it do for Alberta’s struggling international image?
We speak with Marc Huot, Technical and Policy Analyst with the Pembina Institute.
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