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Pembina Reacts: Suncor achieves solid surface on Tailings Pond 1

23 Sep 2010

CALGARY, AB — Marlo Raynolds, executive director of the Pembina Institute, responded to today's announcement that Suncor has achieved a solid surface for its "Pond 1" tailings pond.

"We need to see very serious improvement in the environmental management of tailings. Suncor's announcement that the tailings in Pond 1 have been solidified represents progress and does reduce the environmental risk. Read more »

Posted September 23, 2010 by russ

Upcoming Alberta Ecotrust events - webinars, Maximizing Engagement 2010

Pull out your calendars, clear your schedule and join us for these great events!

Posted September 23, 2010 by russ

U.S. decisions on tar sands imports will impact First Nations communities, leaders say

22 Sep 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. officials heard first-hand this week how their decisions about importing oil from the Canadian tar sands are affecting First Nations communities on both sides of the border.

A delegation of Canadian and American First Nations leaders met with officials at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the State Department, the Department of Interior and others. They also discussed their experiences and concerns with the staff of key congressional representatives and non-governmental organizations. Read more »

Posted September 22, 2010 by AEN

Pembina Reacts: Total oil sands panel adjourns hearing

22 Sep 2010

CALGARY, AB - Simon Dyer, oil sands program director for the Pembina Institute, responded to yesterday's decision by the Joint Review Panel reviewing the Total Joslyn North Mine to adjourn the hearing in order to deliberate upon a number of important and complex rulings on matters including questions of constitutional law and filings of information.

The Oil Sands Environmental Coalition (Pembina Institute, Toxics Watch Society of Alberta and Fort McMurray Environmental Association) had filed a motion arguing the hearing be adjourned. Read more »

Posted September 22, 2010 by AEN

TOTAL North Mine Project Hearing Adjourned

21 Sep 2010

FT. MCMURRAY, EDMONTON - Following a day of legal arguments, the Joint Review Panel for Total's Joslyn Mine hearing has adjourned to review a number of concerns including the Constitutional Question of Treaty Rights infringements raised by Mikisew Cree and the inadequacy of the environmental assessment provided by Total as raised by the Oil Sands Environmental Coalition. Read more »

Posted September 22, 2010 by AEN

Adjourn Tar Sands Hearings Says Sierra Club Prairie

21 Sep 2010

FORT MCMURRAY, EDMONTON — The Panel reviewing the Total Joslyn North tar sands mine  should adjourn its hearings until a sustainability framework is prepared says Sierra Club Prairie. Read more »

Posted September 21, 2010 by russ

Oil Sands Environmental Coalition files motion requesting panel adjourn Total oil sands hearing

Flawed environmental assessment is illegal, groups say

21 Sep 2010

CALGARY, AB — Today, on the first day of the Total E&P Joslyn North Mine hearing in Fort McMurray, lawyers for the Oil Sands Environmental Coalition (OSEC) filed a motion arguing the hearing, which will determine whether the project goes ahead, be adjourned based on Total's deficient environmental impact assessment.

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Posted September 21, 2010 by russ

Sierra Club Prairie Intervenes in TOTAL Hearings

Representatives to take part in TOTAL Joclyn North Tar Sands Hearings

20 Sep 2010

EDMONTON  - Two representatives from Sierra Club Prairie will be participating in hearings for TOTAL's proposed Joclyn North Mine Project beginning 21st September 2010 in Fort McMurray AB and finishing up mid-October in Edmonton.

Dustin Johnson, Energy Campaigner for Sierra Club Prairie, and former Sierra Club of Canada Executive Director Stephen Hazell will both be participating in the hearing, and will be available for media comment throughout, and on site at the hearing for the first and third weeks. Read more »

Posted September 20, 2010 by AEN

First Nations leaders bring concerns over tar sands impacts to U.S. capital

20 Sep 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A delegation of indigenous leaders from Canada and the U.S. will hold a media briefing in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, September 22. The leaders are in the U.S. capital this week to discuss their concerns over the impacts of tar sands development with high-ranking officials in light of deliberations over the Keystone XL pipeline project Read more »

Posted September 20, 2010 by AEN

Water Matters and the Pembina Institute React: Noncompliance with tailings directive 074 continues

20 Sep 2010

CALGARY, AB — Joe Obad, associate director of Water Matters, and Terra Simieritsch, policy analyst for the oil sands program for the Pembina Institute, responded to today's announcement that the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) has approved another tailings (the toxic liquid waste created by oil sands production) management plan, this time for Shell Canada’s Muskeg River Mine project: Read more »

Posted September 20, 2010 by AEN

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