Premier Rachel Notley announced the province will lease 4,400 railcars to get more oil to foreign markets.
The province has already started talks with a third party to buy enough rail cars and locomotives to put two more oil trains a day on the tracks.
Premier Rachel Notley says the Canadian economy is losing out because oil from Alberta is selling about $45 a barrel less than West Texas Intermediate in the United States.
Alberta premier thinks it makes more sense to locate the regulator in Calgary where it would have a full understanding of the industry.
Alberta premier notes huge cost increases if the US slaps a border adjustment tax on Canadian energy.
Wildrose party wants them fired.
Saskatchewan’s Wall says federal carbon tax plan shows disrespect, will hurt economy.
Manifesto advocates an end to the use of fossil fuels and a moratorium on new infrastructure projects such as pipelines.
Premier says all Canadians benefit from a strong Alberta economy.
System will be based on recommendations from an expert panel led by the head of Crown-owned bank ATB Financial.
Carbon-price rebates and “green” investments are only the start of changes ahead as the province readies its spring budget.
Prime Minister Trudeau commits to meeting with premiers within three months to hammer out Canada’s emission targets.
Notley concerned the Alberta Energy Regulator was responsible for promoting energy development and for protecting the environment.
Critics says the broad parameters run the risk of it becoming a slush fund for pet government projects and priorities.
Notley’s priorities include less coal-fueled electricity, an energy efficiency programs and other carbon reduction measures.