Alberta Opposition to take aim at energy bill 46 as legislature resumes

The government says Bill 46 would create a more efficient process to oversee the province’s energy dealings, but landowners in central Alberta say it will only make it harder for the public to participate in hearings for new power lines and other projects.

“I’m hoping that the government would look at this bill seriously and even consider scrapping it because it’s just not productive for the greater interest of Albertans,” said Anthony Heinrich, a councillor in Brazeau County who testified at an EUB hearing earlier this year against a proposed power line.

“What it does is allows industry and this new commission to basically approve them without any input or without any considerations for the impact on affected landowners”

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