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Northeast Alberta Wilderness Sacrificed

5 Apr 2011

Breaking its promise to develop oilsands in an environmentally responsible way, the Government of Alberta in its newly released Lower Athabasca Regional Plan has fallen far short of its own and international targets for protecting northeast Alberta’s ecosystems for future generations. Read more »

Posted April 6, 2011 by AEN

COMMENTS: Sierra Club Prairie, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and Local Cree Elder on Lower Athabasca Land Use Plan

5 Apr 2011

Please see comments below from Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Alice Martin a Local Cree Elder from Ft. Chipewyan, and Sierra Club Prairie Energy Campaigner Dustin Johnson on the Mel Knight's release of the Lower Athabasca Land Use Plan.  Read more »

Posted April 6, 2011 by AEN

Pembina Institute calls for independent science review of draft oilsands plan

Independent scientists should validate Lower Athabasca Regional Plan to ensure the regional environment will be protected and to restore trust in government oversight

5 Apr 2011

CALGARY, ALTA. - The Government of Alberta should commission an independent science panel to review its draft Lower Athabasca Regional Plan as part of the consultation process, the Pembina Institute said following the release of the draft plan Tuesday. Read more »

Posted April 6, 2011 by AEN

Pembina Reacts to Lower Athabasca Water Quality Monitoring Plan

24 Mar 2011

Jennifer Grant, director of the Pembina Institute's oilsands program, made the following statement in response to the Federal Lower Athabasca Water Quality Monitoring Plan:

"This plan is a good step toward providing a credible foundation for the monitoring of the Athabasca River downstream from the oilsands. We hope this plan signals that the federal government is willing to meet its obligations to ensure that oilsands development occurs responsibly and in accordance with Canadians' expectations.

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Posted March 24, 2011 by AEN

Pembina reacts to 2011 federal budget

Budget ignores opportunities to create new jobs and compete in clean energy economy

22 Mar 2011

OTTAWA, ON — Tim Weis, director of renewable energy and efficiency policy for the Pembina Institute, made the following statement about today's federal budget:

"It's encouraging to see the government continue the ecoENERGY home retrofit program for one more year, since helping homeowners use less energy will reduce greenhouse gas pollution and save Canadians money. Read more »

Posted March 22, 2011 by AEN

White Water, Black Gold — Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Mar 24 2011 - 7:00pm

"White Water, Black Gold" trailer from David Lavallee on Vimeo.

White Water, Black Gold, is a documentary feature film that follows hiking guide David Lavallee on his journey across Western Canadian Watersheds in search of answers about the activities of the world’s thirstiest oil industry. This is a journey of jarring contrasts, from icefields to oilfields. Read more »


Garneau Theatre
8712 109 Street
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 21, 2011 by AEN

Groups call for immediate removal of Bruce Carson from Alberta panel

18 Mar 2011

18 March 20111 (Edmonton) — Following the launch of an RCMP investigation into Stephen Harper’s former senior policy advisor Bruce Carson, Alberta environmental and Indigenous groups are calling for the immediate and permanent removal of Carson from the provincial tar sands water monitoring panel. Read more »

Posted March 21, 2011 by AEN

Pembina reacts to new Alberta oilsands mine reclamation security policy

17 Mar 2011

Nathan Lemphers, policy analyst with the Pembina Institute, responded to the Government of Alberta announcement of a new oilsands mine reclamation security policy.

On the new Mine Financial Security Program:

"Although this reclamation security policy has some improvements in transparency over the previous version, one of the fundamental principles of this policy is flawed — that the assets of the mine, which created these liabilities in the first place, can be used to pay for the cleanup.


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Posted March 17, 2011 by AEN

Press Screening: Edmontonian Film Maker David Lavallee to Unveil Film ‘White Water, Black Gold’

6 Mar 2011

(Edmonton) “White Water, Black Gold” follows Edmontonian David Lavallee on his three year journey across western Canada in search of answers about the activities of the world’s thirstiest oil industry: the tar sands.  For the past 15 years David has worked as a hiking guide in the Columbia Icefields. Read more »

Posted March 14, 2011 by russ

Call for Comments: Jackpine Mine Expansion & Pierre River Mine Projects Public Consultation on Joint Review Agreements

Jackpine Mine Expansion and Pierre River Mine Projects Public Consultation on Joint Review Agreements
6 Apr 2011 (All day)

On March 7, 2011, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) released for public comment draft agreements to establish joint panels with Alberta’s Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) for the environmental assessments of two oil sands projects: the Jackpine Mine Expansion and Pierre River Mine projects in northern Alberta. Read more »

Posted March 11, 2011 by AEN

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