Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People 2012
Meet the people who are changing your world – and find out how they’re doing it
by Max Fawcett, Michael Ganley, Alix Kemp and Geoffrey Morgan
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It’s easy to be critical of the lack of oversight in the oil sands but far more difficult to fix it. That’s the job that has fallen, in part, to Howard Tennant, the former president and vice-chancellor of the University of Lethbridge. In 2011, Tennant co-chaired the Alberta Environmental Monitoring Panel, a committee charged with making recommendations to create a world-class environmental monitoring system for the province. The panel suggested a permanent, independent and highly transparent Environmental Monitoring Commission that would integrate environmental monitoring efforts. In March, Tennant was chosen to lead the six-member working group in charge of following up on those recommendations and coming up with sufficient sustainable funding.