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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

Approval of Total oilsands mine deeply flawed

28 Jan 2011

CALGARY, AB — Environmental groups are condemning the approval of the Total Joslyn North Mine project, which fails to meet legal requirements for cumulative impacts assessment and ignores growing concerns about lack of government oversight and monitoring.

The Oil Sands Environmental Coalition, represented by Ecojustice, opposed the project in provincial-federal joint review panel hearings last fall. Read more »

Posted January 28, 2011 by AEN

COMMENT: Sierra Club Prairie on approval of Total Joslyn Mine

27 Jan 2011

Sheila Muxlow, Director with the Sierra Club Prairie had the following to say about the approval of Total's Joslyn Mine.

"Merely minutes after celebrating the creation of an oil dominated advisory panel the Provincial government fell further from their 'world class' ideals and signed off on another toxic tar sands mine under an admittedly broken system. The Joslyn North mine puts downstream communities at risk for further treaty rights violations, further health problems, and further environmental damage. It's time this government learns to subtract from their problems rather than continuing to add to them, because disappointingly the only thing 'world class' coming out of this government is deception."

For further comment call Sheila at 780-660-0312

Posted January 28, 2011 by AEN

COMMENT: Sierra Club Prairie on Rob Renner's appointment of tar sands monitoring review committee

27 Jan 2011

Dustin Johnson, Energy Campaigner with the Sierra Club Prairie had the following to say about Environment Minister Rob Renner’s tar sands monitoring announcement: 

 "It is frustrating to see the environment minister promise Albertan's a 'world class' monitoring system for future environmental stewardship and yet stake their advisory committee with the interests of big oil. Albertan's should be outraged by the appointment of Industry interests such as TransCanada Corporation, Tailsman Energy and Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers on this committee and yet once again we see the marginalization of local people and Indigenous knowledge holders."  Read more »

Posted January 27, 2011 by AEN

ENGO responses to Royal Society of Canada's report: "Environmental & Health Impacts of Canada's Oil Sands Industry"

  1. Pembina responds to Royal Society of Canada report
    http://www.pembina.org/media-release/2141
  2. Sierra Club Canada responds to Royal Society of Canada report
    http://prairie.sierraclub.ca/en/tar-sands/media/release/sierra-club-cana...
  3. Royal Society Report on Tar Sands ignores Traditional Knowledge
    http://www.sierraclub.ca/en/node/3554

The full report (9Mb) can be downloaded here.

Posted January 22, 2011 by Anonymous

Groups launch mapping tool to show Minister Kent need to stop new tar sands mine

19 Jan 2011

EDMONTON — Environmental groups today launched a new online mapping tool to give new federal Environment Minister Peter Kent a sense of the size and scale of the tar sands by overlaying a map of the mining projects over his home riding to drive home the message that allowing the approval of a new open-pit tar sands mine in Alberta is an irresponsible first move as environment minister. Read more »

Posted January 20, 2011 by AEN

Pembina reacts to Alberta Environment oilsands monitoring announcement

20 Dec 2010

CALGARY, AB — Nathan Lemphers, policy analyst for the Pembina Institute responded to Alberta Environment's announcement of a provincial environmental monitoring panel.

"It is a step forward for the Alberta government to concede that the current monitoring system for the oilsands is inadequate, but this announcement needs to be kept in perspective. The government has asked for recommendations for a world-class monitoring system, but it's uncertain when or even whether they will be implemented.

 

Read more »

Posted December 20, 2010 by AEN

New report highlights gaps in Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline application

16 Dec 2010

VANCOUVER, B.C. — A report released by the Pembina Institute today reveals gaping holes in Enbridge's application to build the Northern Gateway oilsands pipeline from Alberta to B.C.'s North Coast. Read more »

Posted December 16, 2010 by AEN

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