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Melissa Gorrie posts on the Ecojustice Canada blog about the Carbon Capture and Storage Statutes Amendment Act and why Albertans…

"…should be concerned about the risks the government is taking with their health and the ecosystem and must call on government to amend this legislation before it is implemented."

Over at the Pembina Institute blog, Jennifer Grant posts about the ERCB's apparent "flip-flop" on the rules for oilsands tailings production; David Dodge introduces us to Pembina's new Executive Director; and Clare Demerse reports on the just-concluded UN climate talks in Cancun.

Posted December 13, 2010 by AEN

Tailings regulations all bark, no bite

ERCB says it can exempt oilsands operators from meeting its regulations

9 Dec 2010

CALGARY — The Energy Resources Conservation Board has declared it has the power to exempt oilsands operators from meeting its regulatory standards, a move environmental groups say is indicative of the board’s toothless tailings pond management.

The ERCB’s declaration came in response to a review application submitted in August by Ecojustice, on behalf of the Pembina Institute and Water Matters. Read more »

Posted December 9, 2010 by AEN

OilLiteracy Documentary Premiere & Panel Discussion

Dec 5 2010 - 6:00pm

University of Calgary and Pacific Lutheran University Media Lab present:

OilLiteracy: The Canadian Oil/Tar sands debate, politics and media literacy.

Opening Reception 6pm
Screening 7pm followed by Panel Discussion

$5 at the door

See the Trailer at: www.ucalgary.ca/~literacy Read more »

Location

Uptown Theatre
612 8 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted December 3, 2010 by AEN

New Pembina analysis shows Canada falling behind the U.S. on regulating climate pollution

2 Dec 2010

OTTAWA — Detailed analysis released today by the Pembina Institute examines the structure and significance of the Obama Administration's plans to start regulating industrial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions next month. Despite the Government of Canada's stated intent to harmonize its climate change policies with the U.S., there are currently no proposed Canadian federal regulations to limit GHGs from key industry sectors like the oilsands. Read more »

Posted December 2, 2010 by AEN

CAPP withdraws yogurt ad in response to Sierra Club Canada complaint

30 Nov 2010

Ottawa – Advertising Standards Canada (ASC) Council has ruled the contents of the tar sands tailings ponds are “essentially like yogurt” in response to a complaint laid last month by Sierra Club Canada. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) quietly withdrew the ad shortly after the complaint was filed. Sierra Club Canada was barred from public statements until the ruling was issued late Monday, November 29, 2010. Read more »

Posted December 1, 2010 by AEN

Is Tar Sands Development Driving Weaker Parks Legislation?

22 Nov 2010

Albertans have been struggling to understand the reasoning behind Bill 29, the Alberta Parks Act, which is proposing to substantially weaken protection of Alberta’s network of provincial parks and protected areas. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) believes that tar sands development is a key driver for the Government of Alberta to pass Bill 29 as swiftly as possible. Read more »

Posted November 23, 2010 by AEN

Everyone's Downstream IV— Tar sands production & resistance: developing locally, expanding globally

Nov 25 2010 (All day) - Nov 28 2010 (All day)

An international conference on community resistance to the tar sands. This year's themes include:

  • Tar sands go global: Madagascar, Trinidad and more
  • Building accountable movements: ENGOs, secret deals,
  • …and how to build and demand democracy and transparency
  • Ongoing resistance: communities fighting pipelines, refineries, and other tar sands infrastructure

Organized by OilSandsTruth.org Read more »

Location

Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC)
University of Alberta (off 116 Street, between 91 & 92 Avenue)
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 2, 2010 by AEN

Weakened policy risks destroying thousands of hectares of Alberta wetlands

Policy ignores input of advisory group and Albertans

29 Oct 2010

CALGARY, AB - After years of delays, the Alberta government has dismissed the no-net-loss recommendation of its own advisory group and is proposing a complex wetland policy that risks the permanent loss of thousands of hectares of wetlands.

Alberta Environment Minister Rob Renner confirmed the shift today to a group of stakeholders in Calgary. Read more »

Posted October 29, 2010 by AEN

Pembina reacts to U.S. senators’ environmental concerns with Canadian oilsands

29 Oct 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Danielle Droitsch, U.S. Policy Director for the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to a letter sent by 11 American Senators to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regarding her department's review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would more than double U.S. imports of Canadian oilsands: Read more »

Posted October 29, 2010 by AEN

CPAWS Northern Alberta AGM & Celebration

Nov 2 2010 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

CPAWS Northern Alberta is 42 — Come celebrate at our AGM!

Celebrate with us — Event is free and all are welcome.  Come for all or part. Read more »

Location

trathcona Branch, Edmonton Public Library
8331 104 Street
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 29, 2010 by AEN

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