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Canada: Don’t fret for the oil sands. We can afford new rules

Globe and Mail: Thursday's report that the Alberta government will ramp up the stringency of its provincial climate change policy was almost certainly motivated at least in part by concerns over pipeline approval. If so, it wouldn't be the first time that outside events have led Alberta to enact new environmental regulations. The province's current flagship greenhouse gas policy, the Specified Gas Emitters Regulation, was born in 2007 out of a desire to supersede federal regulations that were expected at the time....