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Feds ask panel to study new environmental technologies for oil sands development

Canada's Natural Resources minister has asked the Council of Canadian Academies to look at new technologies for use in the oilsands. In particular, the Council was asked to examine new ways to reduce the environmental footprint of oilsands operations.

As this Global News report says, the panel was created in 2005 and consists of 13 members. It is co-chaired by former Syncrude CEO Eric Newell and Scotty Vaughan from the International Institute for Sustainable Development.