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Sierra Club Prairie comments on ERCB approval of Total Tar Sands Upgrader

16 Sep 2010

Sheila Muxlow, Director with the Sierra Club Prairie, had the following to say regarding Alberta's Energy Resources and Conservation Board approval of Total's Tar Sands Upgrader in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. Read more »

Posted September 17, 2010 by russ

RePower Edmonton Delivers Green Election Message

Group Kicks off Green Civic Election Message on LRT

13 Sep 2010

EDMONTON  - At 8am this morning RePower Edmonton, a local group of the provincial network RePower Alberta, took to Edmonton’s light rail transit (LRT) to engage with riders and ensure that green energy is one of the key topics in this year’s civic election. Members of the group were on the LRT with pamphlets and green leaf pins to encourage the riders to commit to vote for civic candidates that support energy efficiency and a renewable energy economy. Read more »

Posted September 13, 2010 by AEN

Climate Action Camp

Sep 24 2010 (All day) - Sep 26 2010 (All day)

Organizing, Activism & Non-Violent Direct Action

 

Politicians talk a lot about climate change, but do nothing! Are you tired of all that hot air? Now, you CAN do something… Read more »

Posted September 13, 2010 by AEN

New Study Links Tar Sands to Carcinogens

31 Aug 2010

 

A new study led by University of Alberta ecologist Dr. David Schindler and published in the renowned Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences makes some alarming conclusions about the water near the tar sands. After monitoring 60 sites along the Athabasca River and its tributaries, Dr. Schindler concluded the tar sands have added carcinogenic toxins to the area environment.

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Posted September 1, 2010 by russ

Environmental groups echo First Nations call for caribou protection

Ecojustice files application for emergency protection, is prepared to go to court for caribou

17 Aug 2010

CALGARY — Three environmental groups have joined with four Alberta First Nations to urge the federal environment minister to provide emergency protection for caribou herds in northeastern Alberta, Ecojustice said today. Read more »

Posted August 17, 2010 by AEN

Groups weigh in on Alberta's Oil Sands PR Campaign

As the Alberta government ramps up its oil sands public relations campaign, AEN member groups weigh in, and call on the government to focus on action rather than advertising. The Pembina Institute's Danielle Droitsch suggests that Alberta should pay heed to the mistakes made by BP and direct its energies towards aggressive action rather than public relations:

In the case of oil sands, public relations will go only so far to countering a growing image problem. It will likely take a dramatic gesture as suggested by the premier's council for the public in both Canada and the U.S. to take notice.

John Bennett, Executive Director of Sierra Club Canada, suggests that:

If the Alberta government really wants to change public perception it will take a lot more than an ad campaign and a website. Actions speak louder than words.

Posted August 5, 2010 by AEN

Thousands of industrial incidents raise serious concerns about toxic oil industry

30 Jul 2010

Greenpeace Canada, Sierra Club Prairie, Keepers of the Athabasca and Global Forest Watch Canada today released two databases compiled by prominent scientist Dr. Kevin Timoney, one with more than 6,500 incidents, regarding tar sands operations that raise serious concerns about how the Alberta government allows oil companies to operate in this province. Read more »

Posted August 3, 2010 by russ

Senate Passes Budget Bill Weakening Canadian Environmental Assessment

Despite the opposition of public interest groups, including AEN members Ecojustice, Sierra Club Canada, and the Environmental Law Centre, and a recommendation from the Senate Finance Committee, the Senate voted to pass the budget bill (C-9) including provisions to weaken the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The Environmental Law Centre's Adam Driedzic weighs in on the impacts on the environmental assessment process and the "exclusion of the public from decision-making on matters of public interest."

You don’t have to be an environmentalist to be concerned with this one.  For the second straight year, the federal budget bill passed with Trojan horse provisions unrelated to the budget.   The perennial target is the federal environmental assessment regime, but the real victim is the public.

Posted July 14, 2010 by AEN

Sierra Club Canada calls on Canadian Chamber of Commerce to back action on climate change

13 Jul 2010

OTTAWA – Today, Sierra Club Canada wrote to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce asking it to withdraw the template letter it recently distributed to its members. Chamber members were asked to send the letter to Senators urging them to oppose Bill C-311, the Climate Change Accountability Act. The letter is a classic example of doublespeak. While it claims "we must respond to climate change," it suggests Canada do it by developing our energy sector. In other words, vote against science-based emissions targets because we must expand oil, gas, coal and the tar sands. Read more »

Posted July 13, 2010 by AEN

UNITY: A Holistic Gathering for the Love of our Planet

Jul 20 2010 - 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Sierra Club is hosting a fundraiser music event where local artists, musicians, poets, and community members will unite to celebrate and advocate holistic integration between art/music, social justice and green living. Read more »

Location

Legislature Bandshell
Alberta Legislature Grounds
Edmonton, AB

Posted July 9, 2010 by AEN

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