Alberta Oil Sands Trip Presentations

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Julia Verdi 

Edmonton, Alberta
November 7-8th, 2011

This NCSL invitational meeting brought 10 legislators to Edmonton, Alberta to meet with the Speaker of the Alberta Assembly, Ken Kowalski, and have information presented to them on the Alberta oil sands – a major domestic energy resource. While on the trip, legislators were able to meet with key officials, tour the Edmonton Waste Centre for Excellence, Syncrude Canada’s Oil Sands Mining Operation and Devon Energy’s Jackfish Project. Presentations, websites and additional links are below.

Monday, November 7

Government of Alberta Briefing

  • Alberta’s clean energy strategy
  • Overview of the oil sands and how they are developed
  • Impact on North American energy security
  • Economic implications of oil sands development for both Canada and the U.S.
  • Environmental impacts and issues

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Edmonton Waste Management Centre of Excellence

Tuesday, November 8

Site visit to Syncrude Oil Sands Mining Operation

Site visit to Devon Energy Jackfish Project