Industry Members Endorse Slowdown on Oil Sands Development of Parts of Athabasca Region

The proposal asked the Alberta government to hold off on creating any new projects within three regions of environmental significance and little oil until January of 2011.
The Sustainable Ecosystem Working Group (SEWG), part of CEMA, is designing a system of land management and will submit it to the Alberta government in June 2008. A moratorium until January 2011, said Hobbs, would allow time for CEMA and the Alberta government to work out the final details of the new system before looking at developing these three regions.

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