Premier Redford says critics of energy regulation bill are ‘fearmongering’

EDMONTON — Opponents of Alberta’s one-stop energy development regulator bill are “fearmongering” when they claim the proposed legislation strips away the rights of landowners, Premier Alison Redford told rural politicians Thursday.

Redford said Bill 2, the Responsible Energy Development Act, will empower landowners and strengthen their participation rights when they deal with oil and gas companies that seek to drill on their land.

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