Environmentalist with B.C. ties fired in Alberta

Tzeporah Berman has been let go from her position on Alberta’s Oil Sands Advisory Group

An Alberta cabinet minister is flatly denying that the firing of a controversial environmentalist from a government-appointed committee is due to her support for the NDP in British Columbia.

Tzeporah Berman and four other members of Alberta’s Oil Sands Advisory Group have been let go from the 18-member panel.

Alberta’s Environment Minister Shannon Phillips says the four had provided some valuable expertise but the panel’s focus is now changing.

RELATED: Trans Mountain pipeline cost hits $7.4 billion

Berman, a former Greenpeace director, supported the New Democrats in B.C.’s provincial election for their position against the Trans Mountain pipeline project.

The Canadian Press

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