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Alberta Energy Minister Margaret McCuaig-Boyd (left) and Premier Rachel Notley tour Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline replacement site at Hardisty, Alta. on Aug. 10, 2017.

Alberta government is ‘cracking down’ on oil sector, energy minister says

In an interview, Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd declined to comment on the tailings issue. However, she did blame the looming costs of cleaning up the oilpatch on the previous conservative government. She has directed the provincial regulator to tighten its rules in key areas to “keep bad actors off the landscape” and ensure “responsible companies are protected."
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives in Canada on June 8, 2018 for G7 meetings. Photo by Fabien Durand

EPA directs questions about damning climate report to White House

“Earth’s climate is now changing faster than at any point in the history of modern civilization, primarily as a result of human activities,” warns the very first sentence of the fourth National Climate Assessment, a 1,656-page report that gives us the most comprehensive portrait yet of how climate change is reshaping the US, from more damaging wildfire seasons to shrinking coastal lines.