Energy, Mines and Resources

Government's role in oil and gas development

Stewardship in oil and gas development

Stewardship involves environmental, social and economic considerations. 

Our system of laws, regulations, policies, and practices are centered on protecting important values while providing for a safe and economically sound society. Government departments and agencies, along with the laws and regulations, work together as a system of protection.

Fair, timely and consistent application of our ongoing stewardship role is key to meeting the test of public interest, and while government often feels pressure to give weight to one consideration over the others, we must maintain balance.

People in departments like Environment and Energy, Mines and Resources perform specific roles to ensure industries abide by the rules on a project from start to finish.

Learn more about stewardship in oil and gas development

Questions or comments? Contact us: 


Oil and Gas Resources
Phone: 867.393.7042
Toll-free: 1.800.661.0408 ext. 7042
Email: oilandgasconversation@gov.yk.ca