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AWA Reply Submission to the AER re: Request for Reconsideration of Suncor’s McClelland Lake Wetland Complex Operational Plan

June 9, 2023

Click the link below to view the PDF version of AWA’s reply submission to the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER’s) Regulatory Appeals Coordinator, regarding our Request for Reconsideration (No. 1942728) of Suncor’s McClelland Lake Wetland Complex Operational Plan pursuant to section 42 of the Responsible Energy Development Act (REDA). Under REDA, the AER may, in its sole discretion, reconsider a decision made by it and may confirm, vary, suspend or revoke the decision.

This submission, provided to the AER by AWA on June 9, 2023, contains new and compelling information from three prominent wetland experts – Richard Lindsay (University of East London, U.K.), Dr. R. Kelman Wieder (Villanova University, Pennsylvania), and Dr. David Locky (MacEwan University, Alberta) – following their review of Suncor’s Operational Plan. Our submission also outlines why Suncor’s reply submissions to the AER, submitted May 31, 2023, are deficient and should have no bearing on the AER’s reconsideration.

This compelling new information, alongside the previously submitted report, should lead the AER to reconsider and revoke their approval of Suncor’s plan, which was approved in September 2022.

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