This release was issued under a previous government.

“Alberta first responders, Government agencies and the Energy Resources Conservation Board are responding to an oil release in Alberta. I want to assure residents living along the Red Deer River and Glennifer Lake areas that all necessary resources are being deployed to contain the leak and clean it up. Minimizing the environmental impact and ensuring the health and safety of Albertans is our priority.

Many questions will be asked over the coming days about Alberta’s pipeline infrastructure. Let me be clear, Alberta has an internationally recognized pipeline system supported by a strong regulatory framework. Together they serve as a model for other jurisdictions. This incident will be investigated and the Ministers of Energy and Environment and Sustainable Resource Development will review the findings and take further action if required.

Albertans expect our pipeline infrastructure will be of the highest possible standards and that companies are complying with the rules and regulations we have in place. At the end of the day, we must ensure our families, our communities and our environment are protected.”

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Media inquiries may be directed to:

Kim Misik
Press Secretary
Office of the Premier
587-985-9856
Kim.Misik@gov.ab.ca

Mark Cooper (On site)
Press Secretary
Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
780-984-0434
Mark.Cooper@gov.ab.ca

To call toll free within Alberta dial 310-0000.