By EDWARD WELSCH July 20, 2012, 2:50 p.m. ET
CALGARY, Alberta—Alberta Energy Minister Ken Hughes called for an independent review of pipeline safety in the province following a number of oil spills this year.
Mr. Hughes requested that Alberta's energy regulator, the Energy Resources Conservation Board, work with an independent third party to review pipeline safety and accident response, according to a government statement.
"The energy industry is the economic lifeblood of our province, and at the same time we want to ensure that Albertans have clean water, clean land and clean air," Mr. Hughes said. "Today we are taking significant steps to ensure this will be the case for decades to come."
Alberta is the largest oil- and gas-producing province in Canada and is crossed by nearly 250,000 miles of pipelines.
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