In February 2017, MP Jeneroux tabled Motion 122 which calls on the government to encourage geothermal initiatives to clean up orphan and abandon orphan wells in western Canada.

Here is the full text of the motion:

That, in the opinion of the House given the economic crisis facing Western Canada, the need to diversify Canada’s economy with a focus on creating jobs and environmental sustainability, and the significant potential for the conversion of abandoned oil wells across the country, the Government should consider: (a) making the required legislative and regulatory changes in order to support the development of the Geothermal industry in Canada; and (b) expanding Federal program funding opportunities for Geothermal technology initiatives.

Matt Jeneroux

Matt Jeneroux, MP Edmonton Riverbend