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Oil and Gas Development Transforming North American Landscapes

1 May 2015

Accelerated drilling activity is transforming significant portions of North America's natural landscapes. University of Montana scientists recently released the first broad-scale evaluation of oil and gas industry impacts on landscapes across the U.S. and Canada, including Alberta.

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is renewing its call for development limits in sensitive forest and grassland ecosystems and for expanded protected areas networks. Read more »

Posted May 1, 2015 by AEN

Call for Delegates: Alberta Energy Regulator Multi-stakeholder Engagement Advisory Committee

Initiative: 
Multi-stakeholder Engagement Advisory Committee (MSEAC)
Position: 
Member & Alternate Delegate
Application Deadline: 
8 Apr 2015 - 17:00

Purpose

The AER Multi-stakeholder Engagement Advisory Committee (MSEAC) has been established by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) as a venue to receive information about and understand and verify the values, perspectives and interests of AER stakeholders in the context of regulatory changes. The MSEAC is not a formal board or AER committee. Its objective is to serve as a sounding board for the planning, implementation and evaluation of AER engagement related to regulatory development.  Read more »

Posted March 27, 2015 by AEN

Little Smoky Fracking Water Application Reveals Alberta’s Missing Cumulative Effects Management in Duvernay Region

21 Mar 2015

Alberta’s lack of cumulative effects management is revealed in Shell’s recent application to use up to 5 million m3 per year of lake water for oil and gas fracking operations in west central Alberta. Read more »

Posted March 23, 2015 by AEN

Alberta Steps Up Fracking-Caused Earthquake Oversight

20 Feb 2015

On February 19, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) ordered oil and gas operators in west central Alberta to stop operations if their fracking or wastewater disposal activities cause earthquakes of magnitude 4 or greater, as was recorded twice in January 2015. AER also increased requirements for companies’ earthquake monitoring and response plans. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) welcomes this move to better manage some of the risks that intensive fracking activity poses to Alberta’s foothills. Read more »

Posted February 23, 2015 by AEN

Notice of Application: Shell Canada Ltd. Fox Creek Area Multiwell Pads & Associated Infrastructure

Initiative: 
Shell Canada Ltd. 4 multiwell pads and associated infrastructure
Deadline: 
8 Mar 2015 - 16:00

Application No. 1822111
Shell Canada Limited
Fox Creek Area
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Posted February 20, 2015 by AEN

Notice of Application: Shell Canada Ltd. Fox Creek Area Water License & Associated Infrastructure

Initiative: 
Shell Canada Ltd. water license and associated infrastructure
Deadline: 
8 Mar 2015 - 16:00

Application No. 1822109
Shell Canada Limited
Fox Creek Area
Read more »

Posted February 20, 2015 by AEN

Myth and Reality in Water Contamination Associated with Shale Gas Development and Hydraulic Fracturing in the United States

Feb 28 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Dr. Avner Vengosh (Duke University)

Production from unconventional natural gas reservoirs has substantially expanded in the US through the advent of horizontal drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing. These technological advances have opened vast new energy sources, such as low-permeability organic-rich shale formations and 'tight-sand' reservoirs, altering the domestic energy landscape in the US. Despite the large resource potentials and economic benefits, the rapid expansion of shale gas development in the US has triggered an intense public debate over the environmental and human health implications of unconventional energy development. This presentation provides an overview and synopsis of recent investigations into one set of possible environmental impacts from unconventional shale gas development in the US, in particular, the potential risks to water resources. Read more »

Location

ECHA L1-190
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (University of Alberta)
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 27, 2014 by AEN

Documentary Screening: Peace Out

Jul 6 2012 - 7:00pm
Jul 7 2012 - 4:30pm
Jul 8 2012 - 2:00pm
Jun 12 2012 - 9:00pm

Award Winning Canadian Documentary About The Energy Rush In NW​ Canada

Peace Out, the feature documentary about Northwestern Canada’s Hydro Mega project, Shale Gas Fracking, the Nuclear proposal, and the Tar Sands, a film that critics are hailing as passionate, fair, balanced, and breathtaking is coming to Edmonton’s Metro Cinema Theater this week. Read more »

Location

Metro Cinema Garneau Theatre
8712 109 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T6G 1E9

Posted July 4, 2012 by AEN

AEN Annual General Assembly 2012

May 25 2012 - 6:00pm - May 26 2012 - 2:00pm

You are invited to attend the 2012 Alberta Environmental Network Annual General Assembly. This gathering is one of the best opportunities for ENGOs to get together, connect, and collaborate on strengthening the environmental movement in Alberta. This year's Assembly includes a timely presentation from noted Alberta political observer & commentator Paul McLoughlin (CBC Radio, Alberta Scan) and a technical briefing from the ERCB on Alberta's Fracking Regulations.

Online Registration

Please register by May 21. If you need to book accommodation at the FCJ Centre, please register by May 4. Read more »

Location

Auditorium - FCJ Christian Life Centre
219 19 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2S 0B8

Posted April 30, 2012 by AEN

Fracking and Its Impact on Groundwater: Lessons From Alberta

Mar 21 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Featuring Professor Karlis Muehlenbachs
Department of Earth & Atmospheric Science, U of A Read more »

Location

Telus Centre Room 134 University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 19, 2012 by AEN

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