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Pembina reacts to additional review of proposed Keystone XL pipeline

10 Nov 2011

CALGARY — Dan Woynillowicz, spokesperson for the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of State's announcement regarding additional review of the Keystone XL pipeline: Read more »

Posted November 10, 2011 by AEN

Pembina reacts to launch of Alberta’s new oilsands information portal

10 Nov 2011

CALGARY — Simon Dyer, policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the launch of the Government of Alberta's new oilsands information portal:

"We welcome measures by the Government of Alberta to improve the accessibility and transparency of some key oilsands performance measures.


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Posted November 10, 2011 by AEN

US State Department incorrect in citing consultation with Water Matters on Keystone XL

6 Oct 2011

Water Matters wishes to clairify a matter reported today in The Hill, a Washington, D.C.-based paper focused on US federal politics on Capitol Hill. The Hill quoted U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland, on Wednesday October 5th 2011, as stating the State Department had recently met with several Canadian environmental organizations concerning the controversial Keystone KL oil sands pipeline. Nuland specifically singled out Water Matters as one of these organization. Water Matters would like to make clear that none of its staff has met with anyone from the U.S. Read more »

Posted October 6, 2011 by AEN

Pembina reacts to new report from federal environment commissioner

4 Oct 2011

OTTAWA — Matt Horne, director of the Pembina Institute's climate change program, made the following statement concerning Chapter 1, "Climate Change Plans under the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act," of the 2011 October report by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development:  

"The federal government has repeatedly exaggerated the effectiveness of its policies to limit greenhouse gas pollution, and now admits its plan will be 90 per cent less effective than it first claimed. Further, the government has ignored the legal requirement to explain how it will make up for this gap.

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Posted October 5, 2011 by AEN

Joint Review Panel Invites Public Comment for the Proposed Jackpine Mine Expansion Project

Proposed Jackpine Mine Expansion Project
16 Dec 2011 (All day)

The Joint Review Panel reviewing the proposed Jackpine Mine Expansion project near Fort McMurray, Alberta, has announced the beginning of a comment period on the adequacy of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and the Application filed by the proponent, Shell Canada Ltd. The EIS assesses the anticipated effects of the proposed project on the environment. Read more »

Posted October 4, 2011 by AEN

Conservation groups: Canada’s tar sands extraction violates international wildlife treaties

22 Sep 2011

Oakland, CA — Today, conservation groups represented by Earthjustice and Ecojustice Canada submitted a petition to Interior Secretary Salazar asking him to report to President Obama that Canada’s destructive tar sands extraction undermines international efforts to protect endangered and threatened species. Read more »

Posted September 22, 2011 by AEN

Revised Draft of Lower Athabasca Regional Plan highlights Alberta’s Cavalier attitude towards environmental protection and Indigenous Rights

30 Aug 2011

Edmonton — Alberta’s Government’s Department of Sustainable Resource Develop released their latest draft of the disputed Lower Athabasca Region Plan (LARP) leaving little to be desired by both environmental groups and First Nations alike. Previous draft’s had both groups unanimously agreeing that LARP left loopholes allowing for exemptions to environmental standards and led to a further degradation of constitutionally protected treaty rights. Read more »

Posted August 30, 2011 by AEN

Pembina reacts to revised draft of Lower Athabasca Regional Plan

29 Aug 2011

CALGARY — Jennifer Grant, director of the Pembina Institute's oilsands program, made the following statement in response to the release today of a revised draft of the Government of Alberta's Lower Athabasca Regional Plan: Read more »

Posted August 30, 2011 by AEN

Updated Northeast Alberta Plan Confirms Weak Conservation Measures Favouring Oilsands Development

29 Aug 2011

The Alberta government's updated Draft Lower Athabasca Regional Plan confirms irresponsible tar sands development by postponing all land disturbance limits and biodiversity goals, and by actually reducing already insufficient proposed protected woodland caribou habitat. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) believes the plan should contain clear land disturbance and biodiversity targets, including meaningful woodland caribou habitat protection. Read more »

Posted August 30, 2011 by AEN

Federal Government Writes Off Alberta Caribou

War on Wolves Goes National

26 Aug 2011

A long overdue federal woodland caribou recovery strategy released today allows ongoing habitat loss at the hands of Alberta’s energy and forestry industries. For the weakest herds in Alberta and across Canada, it leaves the only key management tool as the killing of thousands of wolves. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) finds this approach unacceptable within Species at Risk Act obligations, and calls for habitat protection and restoration for herds throughout their current distribution. Read more »

Posted August 26, 2011 by AEN

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