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The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization comprised of groups throughout the province dedicated to helping preserve and protect Alberta's environment. The AEN's purpose is to facilitate the sharing of information & resources among member groups, and to assist them in taking common action. AEN also promotes awareness of environmental issues & activities with stakeholders & the general public. AEN facilitates member group meetings and the participation of member groups in meetings and consultation with government and/or industry. Check out Field Notes for the latest news, events & action alerts from the AEN & our member groups.

 

Notice of Application: Cold Lake Expansion Project, Imperial Oil Resources Limited

Amended Notice of Application
OSCA Application No. 1824496
EPEA Application No. 001-00365252
Murphy Oil Company Ltd. 
Peace River Oil Sands

Note: The initial notice of application was issued on March 2, 2015, and set out a deadline of April 1, 2015, for filing a statement of concern. Murphy Oil Company Ltd. has amended its original applications to increase the applied-for project area.  This notice sets out a new deadline for filing a statement of concern. Read more »

Posted March 22, 2016 by AEN

Notice of Application: Cold Lake Oil Sands Area, Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Initiative: 
Cold Lake Oil Sands Area (CNRL)
Deadline: 
18 Apr 2016 - 16:00

From the AER website:

Notice of Application
Application No. 1854454
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
Cold Lake Oil Sands Area

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Application No. 1854454.

This application is being submitted as part of a pilot to allow applicants to apply for multiple activities under a single application.

Read more »

Posted March 18, 2016 by AEN

25th Annual Climb and Run for Wilderness

Apr 23 2016 (All day)

C4W 2016 LogoFrom the Climb for Wilderness website:

Registrations are now open!

Please join us at the Calgary Tower on Saturday April 23, 2016 for solidarity, exercise, environmental protection and fun! as we look back on the Climb for Wilderness’ amazing 25 year legacy helping raise awareness and money for the defence of Alberta’s wilderness.

We’re really looking forward to seeing you there!

What a year it was!

The world was full of optimism; communism had just fallen in the Soviet Union along with apartheid in South Africa. In solidarity with 176 other countries at the Rio Summit in Brazil, Canada signed the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, intended to guide the world in future sustainable development. Read more »

Location

Calgary Tower
101 9 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted March 9, 2016 by AEN

SAGE Calls for Headwaters Restoration fo Benefit Majority of Citizens in Southern Alberta

9 Mar 2016

The Southern Alberta Group for the Environment (SAGE) together with others in the conservation community is calling for reduced linear footprint, strict limits on off-highway vehicles (OHVs) on public lands, and a ban on OHVs in parks and protected areas.  A communiqué was sent to the Government of Alberta on January 13, 2016.  The Southern Alberta Group for Environment (SAGE), established in 1984, works to protect and restore the health of our environment—water, air, and land—in Lethbridge and region. Read more »

Posted March 9, 2016 by AEN

Pembina reacts to national climate declaration

3 Mar 2016

VANCOUVER — Ed Whittingham, executive director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Vancouver Declaration on Clean Growth and Climate Change unveiled today:

“We are pleased to see governments announce a climate change declaration for Canada, as promised during the federal election and at the UN meetings in Paris. This kind of comprehensive framework is necessary for Canada to hit its existing climate change targets and to secure deeper pollution reductions by mid-century.

Read more »

Posted March 4, 2016 by AEN

Alberta coal “economic note” based on shaky information

Health savings of provincial climate plan ignored while some costs are double counted

3 Mar 2016

CALGARY — Ben Thibault, electricity program director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statements today in response to the economic note on Alberta’s coal phase out plan released by the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI).

“The information the economic note relies on to conclude Albertans will pay a ‘steep bill’ to phase out coal is shaky. It generally cites the province's Climate Leadership Report (CLR), but the CLR does not support the assertion.

Read more »

Posted March 3, 2016 by AEN

Public Consultation on the 2016-2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

Initiative: 
2016-2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy
Deadline: 
24 Jun 2016 (All day)

From the Let's Talk Sustainability website:

Do you care about the environment? Environment and Climate Change Canada is looking for your input on the draft 2016-2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy.

The Strategy will become the government’s plan and vision for a more sustainable Canada. We’re asking all Canadians to get involved and share their views. We are looking for your input into developing high-level aspirational goals, clear and measurable targets and concrete plans for achieving those targets.

The 120-day public consultation on the draft Strategy runs from February 26 to June 24, 2016. As we work toward a final Strategy, your ideas, knowledge and expertise will help us define where we need to go and how to get there.

Read more »

Posted March 3, 2016 by AEN

Call for Comments: Proposed Regulations for Microbeads in Personal Care Products Used to Exfoliate or Cleanse

Initiative: 
Proposed Regulations for Microbeads in Personal Care Products Used to Exfoliate or Cleanse
Deadline: 
10 Mar 2016 (All day)

In February, Environment and Climate Change Canada has posted a consultation document on the Proposed Regulations for Microbeads in Personal Care Products Used to Exfoliate or Cleanse to the CEPA Environmental Registry.

From the CEPA Environmental Registry:

The consultation will be followed by a 30-day comment period. Comments received during this period will be taken into consideration while drafting the proposed Regulations. Please submit comments in writing no later than March 10, 2016.

Please address comments to the Products Division with the subject “Consultation on Proposed Regulations for Microbeads”. Comments can be submitted by mail, email or fax:

Read more »

Posted March 3, 2016 by AEN

Call for Input: Proposed Management Plan for the Short-eared Owl in Canada

Initiative: 
Management Plan for the Short-eared Owl in Canada
Deadline: 
23 Apr 2016 (All day)

From: Mark Wayland, Head Species at Risk Unit, Canadian Wildlife Service Read more »

Posted March 3, 2016 by AEN

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