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Regulatory Bulletin, May 2024

Trans Mountain Pipeline Commences Operations

Ten years after the first application was submitted to the Canada Energy Regulator (CER), the Trans Mountain Expanded System commenced commercial operations. The pipeline has been successfully filled with crude oil at the terminal in Edmonton, Alberta, to load tankers at the Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby, BC.

Furthermore, the Government of Canada released the 2024 National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report and estimates a 30% decrease in emissions since 2005. Alberta updates also include emissions reduction news with the Government of Alberta announcing a $50 million investment to help industries develop and commercialize technologies to reduce emissions.

In addition to these developments, the Government of British Columbia introduced new regulations and updates to the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines, which regulates all stages of mining, from exploration to reclamation.

Download the full document for further information on climate action initiatives and policy updates across Canada.

About: This bulletin highlights the regulatory changes and updates within the energy and natural resource sectors in North America that the Integrated Sustainability team has been tracking through May 2024.


  • Tran Mountain Pipeline Open
  • Updates to Operations & Maintenance Activities for Pipelines
  • CER Update on Wildfire Season
  • 2024 National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report & Emissions Reduction
  • G7 Ministers Meeting


  • New Test Site for Geothermal Energy
  • Alberta’s Drought Response & Introduction of Bill 21
  • Alberta’s Risk of Wildfire
  • Tailings Ponds Reclamation Committee
  • Emission Decline in Alberta & Enforcement for Not Meeting Methane Emission Reduction
  • Upcoming AER Information Sessions on a New Security Framework
  • Caribou Recovery Support

 British Columbia

  • Regulatory Updates for Mines in BC
  • New Approach to Manage Effects of Energy Development
  • New Environmental Assessments Engagement Tool
  • Report Released on the Aerial Leak Survey of Decommissioned Wells
  • BC Releases Update on Old-Growth Conservation & New Forest Operations Map
  • Federal & Provincial Funding for First Nations Clean-Energy Projects
  • Barrier Removed for First Nations Land Registration

 Feature Report

  • Trends in Regulatory Applications

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