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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.

 

Public Notice Amisk Hydroelectric Project — Participant Funding Available for Environmental Assessment

Initiative: 
Amisk Hydroelectric Project
Deadline: 
2 May 2016 (All day)

March 24, 2016—The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is making funding available to assist the public and Indigenous groups in participating in the environmental assessment by a review panel of the proposed Amisk Hydroelectric Project in northwestern Alberta.

Funding is available for eligible individuals and groups to participate in the environmental assessment, including reviewing and providing comments on the Review Panel Terms of Reference and the Environmental Impact Statement, and preparing for and participating in the public hearing. Read more »

Posted March 24, 2016 by AEN

Positive Alberta Fisheries Recovery Actions

23 Mar 2016

On the eve of the 2016 sportfishing season, the Alberta government will put in place a 5 year ‘recovery rest period’ in the upper Pembina River that will combine no-fishing and habitat restoration measures. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) commends the Alberta government on this important step to protect a high risk Arctic grayling population. Read more »

Posted March 24, 2016 by AEN

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

Initiative: 
Cold Lake Expansion Project, Imperial Oil Resources Limited
Deadline: 
2 May 2016 - 16:00

From the AER website:

Notice of Application
OSCA Application No. 1854138
EPEA Application No. 013-73534
Imperial Oil Resources Limited  
Cold Lake Expansion Project

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA)Application No. 1854138 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) Application No. 013-73534 from Imperial Oil Resources Limited (Imperial) for approval of its Cold Lake Expansion Project. The AER is reviewing the applications together with the associated environmental impact assessment (EIA) report.

This notice sets out the deadline for filing statements of concern on both of the applications. See the section below on how to file a statement of concern for filing dates. Read more »

Posted March 21, 2016 by AEN

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 21, 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 17, 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

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