This report examines the history of Alberta energy policies as they apply to development of the oil sands. It contrasts the policies of premiers Lougheed and Klein, two of Alberta's most popular premiers and key to oil sand development in the province.
With the legal battle surrounding Redwater Energy Corporation likely to advance to the Supreme Court, we should all be paying attention to the case, which will determine whether the polluter or the public pays to clean up orphan wells.
September 30, 2017 is the 50th anniversary of the opening of the first large oil sands mine and processing plant in Alberta. Parkland Institute research manager Ian Hussey suggests five things to consider as we mark the anniversary.