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‘Compliance sweep’ targets Peace River, Alta., oilsands companies

New rules focus on industry practices such as flaring, venting and burning off gas



PEACE RIVER, Alta.—Alberta’s energy regulator is mounting a two-week “compliance sweep” near Peace River to ensure oilsands companies are following new rules on odour emissions.

The effort follows public hearings into complaints that gassy odours from the Baytex Energy facilities were driving some families from their homes.

The hearings resulted in tougher rules on industry practices such as flaring, venting and burning off gas.

The rules go into effect today.

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