Photograph by Morgan Modjeski
Story by Bill Kaufmann, Calgary Sun
It’s not oilsands companies’ role to help finance a twinning of the killer Hwy. 63 to Fort McMurray, says a group representing more than 30 of the companies.
Some residents of the oilsands city have called for the energy industry to help with the upgrading after seven people were killed on the single-lane highway in a head-on collision Apr. 27.
And the Wildrose Party has said such an arrangement should be considered.
But industry players already pay royalties and taxes and say improving the road is a government responsibility whose completion is long overude, said Ken Chapman, executive director of the Oil Sands Developers Group.