Little Smoky – Duvernay Pilot: How Close is Promised Cumulative Effects Management?
October 1, 2015
Wild Lands Advocate article from October 2015 by Carolyn Campbell.
In August 2015, Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) approached environmental groups and other sectors to seek support for a pilot involving AEP, Alberta Energy, and the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER). The pilot’s aim is to better manage cumulative development impacts to land and water in an area of west central Alberta that AER calls the Duvernay-Montney play-based regulation (PBR) pilot area.
While the specific goals and timelines of the pilot need to be much stronger, AWA is encouraged that the government has recognized that cumulative effects management is urgently needed in this area, and that a cross-ministry approach is essential. AWA will keep working with a broad group of conservation groups that has formed recently to accelerate regulatory change to protect these imperiled, highly valuable public lands.
To read the full article, click here: Little Smoky – Duvernay Pilot: How Close is Promised Cumulative Effects Management? (Oct 2015 WLA)