Premier of Alberta
” …Championed policies that support safe communities and balance economic development with the need to preserve Alberta’s unique environmental heritage. Under his leadership, Alberta was the first jurisdiction in
North America to limit carbon dioxide emissions through legislation and place a levy on carbon
produced by industry. He has vowed to make Alberta a world leader in the development of
clean energy technologies, such as carbon capture and storage.”
SOURCE: from the bio at his government web page http://premier.alberta.ca/
Stelmach’s premiership has been heavily focused on management of the province’s oil reserves, especially those of the Athabasca Oil Sands. He has rejected calls from environmentalists to slow the pace of development in the Fort McMurray area, and has similarly opposed calls for carbon taxes or other measures designed to discourage oil consumption.