8042_Page_21_Image_0002.jpgThe Department of Energy is committed to the rapid development of environmental solutions for oil sands projects.

Mine operators are required to supply reclamation security bonds to ensure requirements are met. Reclamation certificates are not issued until monitoring through time demonstrates that these particular lands meet the criteria for return to self-sustaining ecosystems.

Alberta became the first jurisdiction in North America to legislate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions for large industrial facilities.

The Oil Sands Information portalexternal link iconwith Environment and Parks offers an interactive map of oil sand impact information.

One of Alberta's Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects (CCS) is capturing CO2 from oil sands upgrading and transporting it 65 kilometres north for permanent storage approximately two kilometres below the earth's surface.