07/25/2013 06:10 EDT | Updated 09/24/2013 05:12 EDT

Alberta Energy Regulator Appointees Have Varied Backgrounds

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EDMONTON - The provincial government has appointed six people with varied backgrounds to serve as commissioners for the Alberta Energy Regulator.

The appointees have experience in farming, drinking water safety, environmental law and public service.

They will sit on panels, conduct hearings and preside over energy project applications, reconsiderations, inquiries and appeals.

Bringing their farming experience to the regulator are Terry Engen and Jurgen Preugschas.

Steve Hrudey, professor emeritus at the University of Alberta, is a recognized authority on drinking water safety and environmental contaminants.

Cecilia Low and Lorne Ternes practise environmental, aboriginal and trade law, while John Lawson served for more than 21 years with the Yukon government.

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