Alberta names oilsands climate advisory panel to help industry meet greenhouse gas

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has named the members of a panel to advise it on how the oilsands can meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals.The Oilsands Advisory Group will have representatives from industry, First Nations and environmental groups and have three co-chairs.The group will advise the government on how best to implement the 100-megatonne cap on emissions on the industry.Why Seven Generations Energy CEO Pat Carlson is taking the long view and embracing Alberta’s climate change planOil CEOs meet to plot new strategy as fissures within industry growIt will also look at technological innovation and effective ways to address regional environmental concerns.The group will be led by David Collyer, former head of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.Melody Lepine of the Mikisew Cree First Nation and Tzeporah Berman, a longtime environmental activist and professor of environmental studies at York University, are also co-chairs.

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