Report 'buried' by Alberta government reveals 'mounting evidence' that oil and gas wells aren't reclaimed in the long run - 2020-01-23

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F0.png Report 'buried' by Alberta government reveals 'mounting evidence' that oil and gas wells aren't reclaimed in the long run January 23, 2020, Sharon J. Riley, The Narwhal

A previously unreleased report obtained by The Narwhal shows a government division — soon to be scrapped by premier Jason Kenney — raised red flags about the province's failing system for wellsite cleanup

The Narwhal has obtained a previously unreleased report commissioned by the Alberta government that raises red flags about whether the government's own program to ensure oil and gas sites are cleaned up is actually working in the long term.

The 55-page report, obtained through a freedom of information request, cites "mounting evidence" that Alberta's land reclamation program is not ensuring former oil and gas sites meet regulatory requirements in the long run, and instead confirms that, of the sites studied so far by an internal government pilot project, all but one failed to meet the government's standards.

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{{cite news | first = Sharon J. | last = Riley | title = Report 'buried' by Alberta government reveals 'mounting evidence' that oil and gas wells aren't reclaimed in the long run | url = https://thenarwhal.ca/report-buried-by-alberta-government-reveals-mounting-evidence-that-oil-and-gas-wells-arent-reclaimed-in-the-long-run/ | work = The Narwhal | date = January 23, 2020 | accessdate = January 24, 2020 }}