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Clearing the Air of Oil Sands Myths

Pembina Institute Distributes Facts to Key Decision Makers in Canada and the U.S.
4 Jun 2009

On June 4, 2009, the Pembina Institute distributed copies of a new resource, Clearing the Air on Oil Sands Myths, to key Canadian and U.S. decision makers. It identifies a growing body of oil sands “spin” from federal and Alberta politicians and the oil sands industry. Read more »

Posted June 4, 2009 by russ

Sierra Club Chinook Meeting: Recent Environmental Issues in the Oil Sands

Feb 12 2009 - 7:00pm

Note: This event was originally scheduled for February 4th.

Our second regular public meeting of 2009 is on Wednesday, February 12th  and will feature the Pembina Institute's Terra Simieritsch, who will be talking about recent environmental developments in the Athabasca Oil Sands. Read more »

Posted February 4, 2009 by Anonymous

Greening the Grid: Public Discussion & Presentation

Jan 15 2009 - 7:00pm

Come learn how Alberta can Green its Grid and what you can do to help.

Do we want to build a future with clean, efficient, sustainable electricity sources or do we want to continue using the old, wasteful, polluting systems that are increasingly obsolete? Read more »

Location

ICT 122
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Posted January 13, 2009 by Anonymous

Greening the Grid: Public Discussion & Presentation

Jan 14 2009 - 6:30pm

Come learn how Alberta can Green its Grid and what you can do to help.

Do we want to build a future with clean, efficient, sustainable electricity sources or do we want to continue using the old, wasteful, polluting systems that are increasingly obsolete? Read more »

Location

Humanities Centre Lecture Theatre 1
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 13, 2009 by Anonymous

Powerful Solutions: Building a Sustainable Electrical Supply in Alberta

Oct 21 2008 - 7:00pm

By Jeff Bell, Pembina Institute 

Alberta's electrical demand is projected to double over the next 20 years. Alberta has the most polluting electricity in Canada. Yet Alberta is rich in renewable resources!

What are our options? How can they be realistically be implemented? Come get a sneak preview of Pembina's soon to be released, groundbreaking report: 

Powerful Solutions

  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Co­generation
  • Biogas 

Free presentation and discussion. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm. Read more »

Location

TELUS World of Science - Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre
11211 142 Street
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 15, 2008 by Anonymous

Oil Sands Industry Blocks New Wetland Protection Rules

For immediate release – September 16, 2008

Alberta Wilderness AssociationPembina InstituteSierra Club of Canada (Prairie Chapter)Southern Alberta Group for the Environment • South Peace Environment Association • Water Matters

A last-minute withdrawal by the oil sands industry from a negotiated agreement on wetlands has prompted calls from environmental groups that the Government of Alberta not give in to oil industry pressure, but rather deliver on overdue rules to protect and conserve wetlands across Alberta.

Two letters to the Alberta government, sent by the oil sands industry after they withdrew their approval for a broadly supported wetland policy, demonstrate the oil sands industry’s overt effort to pressure the Alberta government.

Alberta Wilderness Association, Pembina Institute, Sierra Club of Canada (Prairie Chapter), Southern Alberta Group for the Environment, South Peace Environment Association and Water Matters are calling on the Government of Alberta to proceed swiftly to implement a landmark wetland policy recommended today by the multi-stakeholder Alberta Water Council (AWC). Read more »

Posted September 16, 2008 by Anonymous

Environmental Groups Pull Out of Multi-stakeholder Oil Sands Process

Outline key steps for government to restore credibility to environmental management

18 Aug 2008 Read more »

Posted August 18, 2008 by Anonymous

Action Alert — Alberta's Proposed Land-use Framework Needs Your Voice

Water Matters

Deadline extended to June 23rd — submit your views now!

Who? Every Albertan
What? Take some time to fill out the Draft Land-use Framework Public Feedback Survey
When? Now! Deadline for input is June 23
Where? Online website
Why? Land-use is a key component of sustainable development. A well thought out plan is in the best interest of all stakeholders. Read more »

Posted June 23, 2008 by Anonymous

Oil Sands Fever to Strike Edmonton with 10-fold Increase in Upgrading

Mistakes from Fort McMurray must not be repeated

The Pembina Institute

For Immediate Release

Edmonton, June 16, 2008 —The first ever report to provide an in-depth look at the environmental impacts of upgrading oil sands bitumen in the Edmonton region was released by the Pembina Institute today. It provides an assessment of the cumulative environmental impacts of a 10-fold expansion of upgrading capacity proposed for Edmonton’s doorstep, and it recommends that the Government of Alberta only approve new projects once environmental and infrastructure plans are completed and implemented. Read more »

Posted June 17, 2008 by Anonymous

Government System of Land-Use Planning Threatens Ability to Protect Environment

New law needed to integrate management of impacts to land, air and water resources

Calgary, April 16, 2008 - The Government of Alberta cannot effectively manage the growing impacts of development on Alberta's natural resources without a new law that considers cumulative impacts and provides tools to manage growth effectively, concludes a report released today by the Pembina Institute and Water Matters. Read more »

Posted April 16, 2008 by Anonymous

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