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Oil sands monitoring steps laid out by Alberta ENGO

Keys to regaining credibility include establishing baselines, asserting federal leadership, and maintaining scientific independence

8 Mar 2011

The credibility of Alberta's and Canada's attempts to responsibly manage the environmental effects of oil sands development rests on responding to calls for improved monitoring of the Athabasca River. Today Water Matters, an Alberta-based water-policy think-tank, has released Replacing the Oil Sands' Regional Aquatic Monitoring Program (RAMP) with Effective Environmental Monitoring Solutions, providing recommendations for improving freshwater monitoring system between the Government of Canada and the province of Alberta. Read more »

Posted March 8, 2011 by AEN

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Campaign

Initiative: 
Fossil Fuels Subsidies Counter

Climate Action Network Canada has created a Fossil Fuel Subsidies Counter that shows the amount of money per second in tax breaks going to some of the wealthiest companies on the planet. Please post the Counter far and wide and link it back to their Subsidies page on the Climate Action Network Canada website:

http://www.climateactionnetwork.ca/e/fossil-tax-breaks/index.php

And instructions for posting it on websites:

http://www.climateactionnetwork.ca/e/fossil-tax-breaks/index.php?WEBYEP_... Read more »

Posted March 4, 2011 by Anonymous

Polluter Harmony — #1 matchmaking site for polluters, industry lobbyists, & politicians!

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Greenpeace Canada has launched PolluterHarmony— "the #1 matchmaking site for polluters, industry lobbyists, & politicians!" Watch the video, and check out the site. While you're there, you can send a Valentine to the Minister of the Environment.

Read more »

Posted February 14, 2011 by AEN

Oilsands Visionaries Speakers Series: Dr. Peter Silverstone and the World's Greenest Oil

Mar 15 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Visionary

Dr. Peter Silverstone
Author of World's Greenest Oil

Panelists

  • TBA (Government)
  • TBA (Suncor)
  • TBA (First Nations)

For further information, please contact Avnish Nanda (avnish [at] ualberta [dot] ca or 780-884-2590) or Alastair Fraser (aefraser [at] ualberta [dot] ca). Read more »

Location

TBA Edmonton, AB

Posted February 11, 2011 by AEN

Oilsands Visionaries Speakers Series: Dr. Andrew Leach

Mar 3 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Visionary

Dr. Andrew Leach
Energy, Environment, & Resource Economics Professor with the Alberta School of Business and author of the blog Rescuing the Frog

Panelists

For further information, please contact Avnish Nanda (avnish [at] ualberta [dot] ca or 780-884-2590) or Alastair Fraser (aefraser [at] ualberta [dot] ca). Read more »

Location

University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 11, 2011 by AEN

Oilsands Visionaries Speakers Series

February 17 • March 3 • March 17
University of Alberta

Oilsands Visionaries, is an unprecedented, three part speakers series that invites the world's leading experts on the Alberta Oilsands to share their perspectives on the future of the resource. Presenting before a multi-stakeholder panel, three different speakers will outline the major challenges confronting the Alberta Oilsands and their solutions to overcome them. The panel — made up of industry, government, public policy, and environmental leaders — will provide a critical reflection of the visions outlined from their unique perspectives, assessing the viability and scope of the solutions presented. Read more »

Posted February 11, 2011 by AEN

Oilsands Visionaries Speakers Series: Satya Das and Green Oil

Feb 17 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Visionary

Satya Das
Author of Green Oil

Panelists

Snacks and beverages will be provided. This is the Oilsands Visionaries first speaker as part of its three part speakers' series. Additional information regarding future speakers will be made available shortly. For any further information, please contact Avnish Nanda (avnish [at] ualberta [dot] ca or 780-884-2590) or Alastair Fraser (aefraser [at] ualberta [dot] ca). Read more »

Location

ETLC Solarium, 2nd Floor
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 11, 2011 by AEN

The Duck Stops Here! Do tailings ponds trump migratory bird protection? (Webinar)

Feb 28 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Syncrude ducks trial last year was among the most sensational environmental trials of the last decade, resulting in the most significant environmental fine in Canada.

This webinar will focus on what the trial means in the context of migratory bird protection and what it says about the legality of tailings ponds under theMigratory Birds Protection Act. What issues did the Syncrude trial resolve and what issues remain unanswered in the wake of the decision? Read more »

Posted February 9, 2011 by AEN

"Stop sabotaging climate action!"

Tar Sands protest at the Canadian High Commission marks Minister’s visit

31 Jan 2011

 

LONDON – This morning a group of campaigners protested outside the Canadian High Commission in London, to mark the visit of Ron Liepert, Alberta’s Energy Minister. The minister is here to lobby on behalf of the Province of Alberta’s Tar Sands industry, and encourage Europe to get more involved in what has been dubbed the world’s most destructive project. Read more »

Posted January 31, 2011 by AEN

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