"Oilsands Environmental Agency in Danger of Folding"

"EDMONTON -- A key environmental agency working to clean up the oilsands is within weeks of folding, but board members say they’re still hopeful Environment Minister Diana McQueen will find a way to renew its industry funding."

"The Fort McMurray-based agency, which needs about $5 million to $8 million from the energy industry to carry on, does technical reports on issues such as air and water pollution and most of its recommendations are adopted as government policy.

This is the second year the oil industry has balked at funding CEMA, the Cumulative Environmental Management Association."

Sheila Pratt reports for the Edmonton Journal December 4, 2013.

Source: Edmonton Journal, 12/06/2013