08 Feb Deciding Factor: The mandate to protect public interest tests the resolve of regulators
Published in Alberta Oil Magazine, February – March 2010
By Cindy Chiasson, Executive Director, Environmental Law Centre
Give yourself a few minutes’ break to indulge in a little imagination. Picture yourself as a member of one of the most influential regulators in Alberta: the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB). Envision yourself seated at the front of a hearing room, listening to evidence from industry and landowners on proposed oil and gas projects. You have power. There is potential for you to affect the direction of Alberta’s future.