EDMONTON - Environmentalists are trying to force the Alberta government to show it's followed through on previous recommendations to reduce the impact of oilsands mines before any more projects are approved.
The Oilsands Environmental Coalition has asked the regulatory panel examining Shell's proposed Jackpine expansion to check into the status of dozens of recommendations by previous panels.
Those recommendations were conditions under which previous oilsands projects were given the OK, but there's no information on whether they've been lived up to, said Simon Dyer of the Pembina Institute.
"There's no accountability," Dyer said. "We fear many of (the recommendations) have not been acted upon.