CAPP hails Alberta Energy Regulator aimed at streamlining project approvals

The petroleum industry is hailing a provincial plan to streamline and speed up approvals of energy projects.

But the province said the change to a single industry regulator would also bring tougher penalties for polluters.

On Wednesday, the government tabled legislation to create the Alberta Energy Regulator, a one-stop monitoring and approval body Energy Minister Ken Hughes said should shave off months or years off start-up waits.

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