"Alberta Conservation Plan Stuns Oil Patch"

"The Alberta government has proposed new environmental rules that would revoke a number of oil sands leases – including those which already have active projects – in an effort to protect sensitive habitat, wildlife and forest land in the most industrialized area of the province.

The government on Tuesday unveiled a plan to set aside two million hectares, or about 20 per cent, of Alberta's oil sands zone, for conservation."

Carrie Tait, Nathan VanderKlippe, and Josh Wingrove report for the Toronto Globe and Mail April 5, 2011.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011