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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."
Sarnia, refinery, baseball, Global News, chemical plant

'It's a disgrace': One year after Ontario promised change, toxic emissions are still spilling into Sarnia

Toxic releases are still very common, despite provincial government promises to crack down on the problem. Local residents say the alerts and scares are far too common. “They just tell us ... to just shut your doors and your windows and shut off your air conditioning," said one resident who lives near a refinery.
David Swann, David Khan, Alberta Liberal Party, Alberta, oilpatch, Calgary

'Silent financial tsunami'

There's no need for an emergency debate on the looming, multibillion-dollar cost of cleaning up Alberta’s oilpatch, the governing New Democrats and official Opposition United Conservatives told the provincial legislature Tuesday. They took this position in response to a request from the legislature's lone Liberal member who suggested the matter required an urgent debate.