For the past 4 years, any well permits located within 2 kilometers of a school have been subject to an enhanced review process by the OGC.

The government believes implementing mandatory setbacks of 1 kilometer from schools allows for safe management of the oil and gas industry while at the same time supporting economic growth.

The initiative started in 2010 with the introduction of the Oil and Gas Activities Act and the establishment of setbacks and management areas around schools.