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Alberta Energy Regulator
Broken trust: Alberta family without answers about oil sands' health impact
When an Alberta mom met with an ear-throat-and-nose specialist in Grande Prairie about oil-sands emissions pollution, his advice stunned her.
Jan 31st, 2014
1.5M Litres and Counting: Volume of CNRL Tar Sands Seepage Growing
New figures released from the Alberta Energy Regulator show 1.5 million litres recovered so far.
Sep 20th, 2013
AER Failing to Protect Public Interest, Communicate Openly on CNRL Cold Lake Spills
New report criticizes the Alberta Energy Regulator for mishandling ongoing CNRL spills near Cold Lake.
Sep 19th, 2013
Alberta's unstoppable oil spill
Damages and difficulties...
Sep 7th, 2013
CNRL Cold Lake bitumen seepage hits 1.2 million litres
The ongoing subsurface oil spill at CNRL's Cold Lake site continues to push bitumen above ground, according to a new Alberta Energy Regulator update.
Aug 17th, 2013
CNRL Cold Lake bitumen spill continues
“There is still bitumen coming up from the ground," a regulator says, despite company claims that the leak is under control.
Aug 7th, 2013
"No control" on Cold Lake Spill, Energy Regulator says
CNRL, the company responsible for an ongoing oil spill in the tar sands, recently called the incident 'secure' in a public statement, although it has yet to be brought under control.
Jul 29th, 2013