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Replace spin with conservation action in international Crown of Continent say conservation groups

22 Sep 2011

Pincher Creek & Calgary: Sierra Club Canada and the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition are maintaining that while it is important to have the Alberta Sustainable Resource Development’s Parliamentary Assistant, Evan Berger, representing the government today at the international Crown of the Continent Round Table in Polson, Montana, the province needs to replace its spin with actual conservation action, instead of the actions thwarting conservation in Alberta’s portion of the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem.  Read more »

Posted September 22, 2011 by AEN

Moratorium on motorized access necessary for grizzly survival

19 Sep 2011

CALGARY -  Industrial and public motorized access routes in grizzly bear habitat greatly exceed thresholds recommended in the Alberta government’s official Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan. This issue is so critical that several Alberta Conservation organizations are calling for an immediate moratorium on new roads. Read more »

Posted September 19, 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

Eco monitoring plan a non-plan says Sierra Club Canada

21 Jul 2011

The 'environmental monitoring' plan for the Tar Sands announced today by the federal government is actually a non-plan says Sierra Club Canada. Delay, delay, delay would be a more apt assessment of the federal government’s announcement.

Monitoring is fine but the real question is limiting pollution and addressing climate change. Sierra Club Canada has no confidence the federal and Alberta governments will actually do that. There is a long history of allowing the oil companies to do what they want. Read more »

Posted July 21, 2011 by AEN

Media Advisory: First Nation Chiefs Confront Alberta Government on Lower Athabasca Regional Plan

3 Jun 2011

EDMONTON, ALBERTA— Chief Roxanne Marcel of the Mikisew Cree First Nation and Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation will meet with Alberta Government Ministers, and then host a press conference in Edmonton. Read more »

Posted June 4, 2011 by AEN

Canada's "battle in the woods" flares up in Prairie headwaters

Market action launched against logging in Alberta’s southern Rockies

26 Apr 2011

CALGARY - A market action against clear-cut logging in the southern headwaters of the Prairie Provinces has been launched by local and national conservation groups, with international ones adding their names to the grassroots action. It focuses on the Crowsnest Forest, which is located at the head of the water-stressed South Saskatchewan River system, between Kananaskis Country west of Calgary and the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Read more »

Posted April 26, 2011 by AEN

Environmental protection key to promoting strong economy, prosperous families and individual health: green leaders

The top executives of Canada’s major environmental organizations send united Earth Day message to political leaders

21 Apr 2011

OTTAWA — In the midst of a federal election campaign and on the eve of Earth Day, the top executives of Canada's major environmental organizations are calling on all political leaders to take concrete and immediate action to address Canada's urgent environmental challenges. Read more »

Posted April 21, 2011 by AEN

Draft Athabasca Land Use Plan Infringes Treaty 8

First Nations in Oil Sands Region say that the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan does not protect enough land and resources to sustain their traditional livelihood and creates legal risk for Alberta

8 Apr 2011

Fort McMurray -  Alberta Government’s Department of Sustainable Resource Development, headed by Minister Mel Knight, released the draft Lower Athabasca Region Plan (LARP).  The draft plan proposes a 16% increase to conservation areas in the oil sands region, which is significantly less than the recommendations from the Regional Advisory Council (RAC), who advised up to 32%, and considerably less than recommendations from First Nations.  Read more »

Posted April 11, 2011 by AEN

COMMENTS: Sierra Club Prairie, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and Local Cree Elder on Lower Athabasca Land Use Plan

5 Apr 2011

Please see comments below from Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Alice Martin a Local Cree Elder from Ft. Chipewyan, and Sierra Club Prairie Energy Campaigner Dustin Johnson on the Mel Knight's release of the Lower Athabasca Land Use Plan.  Read more »

Posted April 6, 2011 by AEN

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