Public Feedback Requested on near-Urban Energy Development in Alberta

According to a media release from June 16, 2014, the Government of Alberta is inviting Albertans to provide input on issues relating to energy development in urban areas through an online forum.

The online feedback form is available until July 15 and will be supplemented by discussions with local stakeholders in Grande Prairie, Red Deer, Calgary, and Lethbridge between June 16 – 24.

The Province has not yet made any decision with respect to the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan and how the SS region’s land use might be governed over the coming years, but already it appears that continued development of energy close to urban centres in on the cards.

There are concerns about the draft SSRP and its failure to properly protect the environment in which we live. This energy development consultation provides Albertans yet another chance to voice their thoughts and concerns over Alberta’s environmental policy.

By James Early