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Oil & Community Speaker Series: The Impacts of the Boom on Fort McMurray

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Join the University of Alberta's Community Service-Learning Program and the Parkland Institute for a five-week speaker series that explores the impacts of the oil industry on Albertan communities. This series of talks is part of an interdisciplinary course at the University of Alberta that explores these themes by combining course work with community-facing projects in Fort McMurray. As such, the talks will pay particular attention to the impacts of the tarsands projects in northern Alberta on community sustainability. This free lecture series is open to the public. Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30pmETLC 1-013, University of Alberta Campus Read more »

Oil & Community: The Art & Science of Sustainability

Join the University of Alberta's Community Service-Learning Program and the Parkland Institute for a five-week speaker series that explores the impacts of the oil industry on Albertan communities. This series of talks is part of an interdisciplinary course at the University of Alberta that explores these themes by combining course work with community-facing projects in Fort McMurray. As such, the talks will pay particular attention to the impacts of the tarsands projects in northern Alberta on community sustainability.

This free lecture series is open to the public. Dates and topics below.

Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm
ETLC 1-013, University of Alberta Campus Read more »

Posted May 2, 2007 by Anonymous

Call for Oil Sands Moratorium Grows Louder

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: April 23, 2007

As the second round of province-wide oil sands consultations draws to a close, the call for a temporary reprieve from new oil sands leases and approvals increases. In its second presentation to the Oil Sands Consultation Panel in Calgary today, Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) added its voice to those asking for a moratorium on oil sands activities, for new protected areas in oil sands regions, and for an overarching provincial land and resources management plan that effectively addresses cumulative impacts. Read more »

Posted April 24, 2007 by Anonymous

Albertans asked for input on province's energy royalty regime

Website and public meetings part of royalty review

April 5, 2007

Edmonton...Albertans are being encouraged to make submissions to the expert panel currently reviewing the province's royalty and tax regime for energy resources.

Five public meetings have been scheduled to gather input from interested Albertans and key stakeholders, and a newly established website will allow submissions to be made online. Read more »

Posted April 6, 2007 by Anonymous

A&WMA / CPANS Luncheon - Update: Oil Sands Consultation

Location:
Edmonton

Description:
Air & Waste Management AssociationCanadian Prairie and Northern SectionAbout the PresentationBased on the recommendations from the MLA-led Oil Sands Consultation Advisory Group, the Multistakeholder Committee (MSC) was formed to lead a public consultation on the development of Alberta’s oil sands. Recommendations and discussions of issues related to oil sands development will be submitted to the Ministers of Energy, Environment and Sustainable Resource Development. Read more »

Oil Sands Blueprint Calls for Responsible Resource Development

The Pembina Institute

Apr 2, 2007

In response to Phase II of the Alberta Oil Sands Consultations, the Pembina Institute released a blueprint that calls for a moratorium on new oil sands project approvals and lease sales until six key requirements for responsible development are addressed. Read more »

Posted April 2, 2007 by Anonymous

Environment Groups Sue to Block Federal Reliance on "Phantom" Mitigation for the Oil Sands

Media Release

Mar 30, 2007

Sierra Legal, on behalf of a coalition of environmental organizations, filed an application yesterday for a Federal Court judicial review of the Joint Panel report assessing the Imperial Oil Kearl Oil Sands project north of Fort McMurray, Alberta.

The Pembina Institute, Sierra Club of Canada, the Toxics Watch Society of Alberta, the Prairie Acid Rain Coalition and Sierra Legal will argue that the Joint Panel failed to properly do its job, and that a proper environmental review must take place before the federal government can decide whether to allow the Kearl Oil Sands project to proceed. Read more »

Posted April 2, 2007 by Anonymous

Second Phase of Oil Sands Consultations Scheduled for Eight Communities

Government of Alberta Information Bulletin

March 22, 2007

Edmonton... A Multistakeholder Committee is moving ahead with the second phase of consultations to hear from Albertans on oil sands development. Slated to begin March 28, the Oil Sands Multistakeholder Committee (MSC) will again travel throughout the province to share the findings gathered in the Phase I Interim Report and garner additional feedback from Albertans. The findings from the first and second phases will be then be validated with First Nations and Métis. Read more »

Posted March 26, 2007 by Anonymous

Action Alert: Register for Provincial Oil Sands Consultations

Sierra Club of Canada

The Alberta Tar Sands are one of the biggest social and ecological challenges in North America, fueling climate change, destroying our Boreal Forest, and drying up our mighty rivers. Albertans will carry all the costs while the party moves South. The time to set a new vision for Alberta's Energy Policy is now! Join the Sierra Club in our call for a moratorium on new developments in Alberta's Tar sands and find out how you can help create an safe energy future that we can all live with!

There will be public hearings on the Tar sands Alberta in March and April that will define the future of our province and you need to be a part of them. Here is how! Read more »

Posted March 8, 2007 by Anonymous

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