Launched in 2019 by Premier Jason Kenney’s United Conservative government to investigate foreign funding of environmental groups, the inquiry led by commissioner Steve Allan found no “suggestion of wrongdoing on the part of any individual or organization.”
"It was because of the overwhelming response and the need to accommodate that response with extra time that we had to approach the minister with the request for an extension," committee head Ron Wallace said in an interview Tuesday.
Decarbonizing oil and gas production while letting market forces determine supply — not dismantling and phasing out — is still Ottawa’s fundamental approach to the national hydrocarbon sector, writes energy and climate journalist Markham Hislop.
The public inquiry report into what the Alberta government labels troublesome foreign funding of enviro-groups was delivered on Friday, July 30, 2021, – a year late and million dollars over its original budget.
Most of Alberta's energy wells no longer hold enough oil and gas to pay for their cleanup and the public should take them over to ensure their remaining revenue funds remediation, a new report concludes.