Keep it in the ground

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Angela Carter, Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts, Political Science

Targeting the source, researchers like Angela Carter are taking a closer look at oil extraction and its environmental impacts. Carter’s research focuses on environmental policy and politics surrounding oil extraction in Canada’s major oil producing provinces: Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland & Labrador. Her research highlights the tensions between environmental/community impacts and economic imperatives. Carter’s new research project focuses on supply- side climate policy, examining the political conditions necessary to wind down fossil fuel extraction in developed-world states. With a keen interest in the new “keep it in the ground” movements and legislation, Carter’s research is shedding light on how effective policies can help us decarbonize our energy sources and ensure a just transition for impacted sectors.