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Hale welcomes Auditor General review of pipeline safety

BROOKS, AB (SEPTEMBER 12, 2013): Today, Wildrose Energy Critic Jason Hale made the following statement regarding the Auditor General’s decision to initiate an audit of the Alberta Energy Regulator’s enforcement, reporting systems and policies related to pipelines, after Hale requested a deeper probe than the government’s pipeline review: 

“I was pleased to hear from Auditor General Merwan Saher that he will be taking a closer look into pipeline safety in Alberta, as I requested he do in a letter I sent to his office on August 28. Given how important pipelines are to Alberta’s long-term economic prosperity, it is critical we prove we are leading the way in enforcing pipeline regulations and transporting our energy products in the safest and most secure way possible. “I hope the audit will take a more thorough look at the state of regulation enforcement than the Alberta government’s recent pipeline review in order to give Albertans and our energy consumers the confidence they deserve going forward.”