Premier Rachel Notley issued the following statement on Earth Day, a day for environmental awareness observed in 193 countries around the world.
“Earth Day gives all Albertans the chance to reflect on our province’s incredible natural blessings and the importance of our environment to our lives, our economy and our future.
“This year we celebrate the steps we have made as a province to demonstrate our commitment to responsible development and environmental protection. There is more work to be done, but we have made progress.
“Let us mark Earth Day 2016 by pledging to use our planet’s gifts conscientiously for the benefit of all Albertans, today and in future generations.”