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New report finds Alberta must strengthen emissions rules to meet climate commitments

16 Dec 2011

CALGARY — In the most comprehensive assessment of Alberta’s climate change policies to date, a new report by the Pembina Institute concludes that Alberta’s current approach will deliver less than one third of the greenhouse gas reductions the Government of Alberta has committed to, but strengthening current policies could enable the province to meet its climate targets. Read more »

Posted December 16, 2011 by AEN

Environmental groups support environmental commissioner’s call for transparency, open data and better public consultations needed

13 Dec 2011

OTTAWA — Environmental groups are pleased that the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development (CESD)’s report emphasizes the importance of transparency and accountability, and the need to better integrate scientific knowledge into federal decision making. The groups argue that public consultations need to be meaningful, and supported by open data. Read more »

Posted December 14, 2011 by russ

Livingstone Landscape Wins Reprieve from Transmission Lines

2 Dec 2011

In a highly significant decision, the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) yesterday refused permission to Altalink Management Ltd. to build a new transmission line in the pristine landscape of southwestern Alberta’s Livingstone Range. Read more »

Posted December 2, 2011 by Anonymous

Habitat focus needed for Alberta's caribou

25 Nov 2011

Parks Canada’s newly-announced Southern Mountain Caribou Conservation Strategy, including a captive breeding and reintroduction program, will fail in Alberta without a stronger focus on habitat protection and restoration. Alberta Wilderness Association calls on federal and provincial governments to deal with the root cause of Alberta’s plummeting caribou populations: habitat destruction by human disturbance. Read more »

Posted November 28, 2011 by AEN

Last chance for Canada's most endangered species?

Environmental groups petition Minister Kent for emergency sage-grouse protection
24 Nov 2011

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) and a coalition of environmental groups are calling on federal Environment Minister Peter Kent to urgently take the steps necessary to prevent the imminent extinction of the greater sage-grouse in Canada. Read more »

Posted November 24, 2011 by AEN

Federal government must prevent extinction of sage-grouse in Canada

23 Nov 2011

VANCOUVER — An international coalition of environmental groups is calling on the federal environment minister to take Canada’s endangered Greater sage-grouse under his wing with an emergency protection order. Read more »

Posted November 24, 2011 by AEN

Pembina reacts to additional review of proposed Keystone XL pipeline

10 Nov 2011

CALGARY — Dan Woynillowicz, spokesperson for the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of State's announcement regarding additional review of the Keystone XL pipeline: Read more »

Posted November 10, 2011 by AEN

Pembina reacts to launch of Alberta’s new oilsands information portal

10 Nov 2011

CALGARY — Simon Dyer, policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the launch of the Government of Alberta's new oilsands information portal:

"We welcome measures by the Government of Alberta to improve the accessibility and transparency of some key oilsands performance measures.


Read more »

Posted November 10, 2011 by AEN

Thousands of Canadians demand for Canada to go beyond coal

27 Oct 2011

OTTAWA - Over 5,000 letters demanding stricter greenhouse gas regulations for coal power in Canada were submitted during the public consultation period on federal coal regulations. Climate Action Network Canada believes that if incorporated into the proposed regulations, measures proposed in member submissions could insure that these regulations have a meaningful impact on Canada’s path towards a safer, more sustainable future. Read more »

Posted October 27, 2011 by AEN

Southwest Alberta groups release new recommendations for sustainable forest management

25 Oct 2011

Today sees the release of a new report, Sustainable Forests, Sustainable Communities: The Future of Alberta’s Southwestern Forests. Citizens and associations from communities throughout southwestern Alberta have joined together to document serious concerns with current industrial-scale logging practices, and present an alternative vision for the management of Alberta's southwestern forests. Read more »

Posted October 25, 2011 by AEN

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