Questions about mine remediation policies in the North?
Several years ago I was working away at my PhD thesis in Scotland's "Gateway to the Highlands" (Stirling). One of the most frustrating parts of the project involved trying to make sense of the various contemporary and historic policies for reclaiming the Athabasca Oil Sands and Sydney Tar Ponds. I ended up with a policy chapter that I wasn't terribly happy with and a rather unattractive chart showing how the oil sands and tar ponds are regulated.
Fast forward a few years. My research for ReSDA likewise involved trying to understand how dozens of different policies fit together for northern Canadian mine and exploration sites. To accompany an article I wrote for the Northern Review, I designed a hyperlinked two-page briefing poster on the topic. The goal was to make the many, many existing policies that touch on reclamation more accessible in the face of inter-jurisdictional complications.
This is "version 1.0" and I will continue to update the poster as regulations change and I get more feedback. I would like to thank Charlie Conway for sharing his design expertise, Anatoly Venovcev for designing the map, and Arn Keeling and John Sandlos for their feedback.
Download the poster here.