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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 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.

 

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Posted November 10, 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

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

Alberta court denies Maxim coal plant challenge

Contentious expansion project to go-ahead

21 Oct 2011

CALGARY — An Alberta court has rejected Ecojustice's challenge, launched on behalf of the Pembina Institute, of the Alberta Utilities Commission's (AUC) approval of a controversial coal-fired power plant expansion.

In June, the AUC endorsed an expansion of Maxim Power Corp.'s Milner plant in Grande Cache, Alta., a move that could allow the company to avoid new federal greenhouse gas regulations that effectively require a 50 per cent cut in emissions. Read more »

Posted October 21, 2011 by AEN

Premier Redford Sticks to Her Campaign Promise, and Cancels Notorious “Potatogate” Land Sale

19 Oct 2011

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is delighted to congratulate Premier Alison Redford on honouring her campaign commitment to scrap the notorious “Potatogate” public land sale.

A short Government of Alberta news release, October 19, 2011, announced: “Government cancelled the RFP after people expressed concerns that there was no public input into using a Request for Proposals and that there might be an impact on water and on the ranching community.” Read more »

Posted October 19, 2011 by russ

Longstanding Federal Partnership with Canadian Environmental Network Terminated

Future uncertain for network of over 640 environmental groups

14 Oct 2011

Today, the Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN), one of Canada’s oldest, largest, and most well-respected democratic institutions serving the environmental concerns of all Canadians, was forced to lay off its staff and is on the verge of closing its doors and those of its 11 regional offices. Read more »

Posted October 14, 2011 by AEN

Open Letter: Water for Alberta's Rivers

13 Oct 2011

Dear Albertans:

We believe you understand the value of water and the need to use water wisely. That is why so many of you have participated in Alberta’s Water for Life Strategy, providing guidance to decision-makers about how we use and manage our water resources.

The goals of the Water for Life Strategy are:

  • Safe, secure drinking water
  • Healthy aquatic ecosystems
  • Reliable, quality water supplies for a sustainable economy
  • Read more »

Posted October 13, 2011 by AEN

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