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Federal election results show why abandoning ‘social license’ was a dumb idea for Alberta’s oilpatch

Seeking “social license” for Alberta’s fossil fuel industry was said by the NDP government of former premier Rachel Notley to be a way to win approval for more pipeline capacity to Canada’s ocean ports. This was true enough as far as it went, and the idea getting such approval required environment-friendly compromises like carbon taxes […]