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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

Eco-survey 2011 shows voters what political parties would do to protect the environment

Four parties respond to survey and one doesn’t

18 Apr 2011

OTTAWA — All but one of the main federal political parties have responded to a survey from four of Canada's leading environmental organizations, released today. With exactly two weeks to go in the federal election campaign, the survey identifies the environmental commitments made by the Liberal Party, the NDP, the Bloc Québecois and the Green Party. The Conservative Party did not respond to the survey, which was coordinated by Environmental Defence, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), the Pembina Institute and Équiterre. Read more »

Posted April 18, 2011 by AEN

Pembina reacts to New Democratic Party platform

10 Apr 2011

The Pembina Institute's Clare Demerse made the following statement in response to today's release of the NDP's election platform and costing document: Read more »

Posted April 11, 2011 by AEN

Pembina reacts to Conservative Party platform

8 Apr 2011

Ed Whittingham, Executive Director, made the following statement in response to today's release of the Conservative Party's election platform: 

"The Conservative Party came to today's announcement with a five-year track record of failing to meaningfully tackle greenhouse gas pollution and avoiding federal responsibility for oilsands development. The result is that Canada now risks falling further behind other countries in capitalizing on the rapidly growing global clean energy market.


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Posted April 11, 2011 by AEN

Pembina reacts to the Green Party platform

7 Apr 2011

OTTAWA, ON — The Pembina Institute's Clare Demerse made the following statement in response to today's launch of the Green Party's campaign platform:

"The Green Party puts tackling climate change at the heart of its platform. The result is a commitment to a suite of strong policies to cut greenhouse gas pollution, along with national emission reduction targets based on up-to-date climate science. More clearly than any of the other parties have to date, the Green Party's platform makes the case for urgent action to prevent dangerous global warming.

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Posted April 7, 2011 by AEN

Pembina Institute calls for independent science review of draft oilsands plan

Independent scientists should validate Lower Athabasca Regional Plan to ensure the regional environment will be protected and to restore trust in government oversight

5 Apr 2011

CALGARY, ALTA. - The Government of Alberta should commission an independent science panel to review its draft Lower Athabasca Regional Plan as part of the consultation process, the Pembina Institute said following the release of the draft plan Tuesday. Read more »

Posted April 6, 2011 by AEN

Pembina reacts to Liberal Party election platform

3 Apr 2011

OTTAWA, ON — The Pembina Institute's Clare Demerse made the following statement in response to today's release of the Liberal Party platform:

"Overall, we're happy to see this platform put clean energy at the centre of Canada's economic future. While countries such as China and the U.S. are taking steps to succeed in the clean energy economy, Canada has been lagging behind. Strong action on climate change can create more jobs than 'business as usual,' so the Liberal Party's decision to make clean energy a priority would be good news for Canadian workers and for the environment.

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Posted April 4, 2011 by AEN

Pembina Reacts to Lower Athabasca Water Quality Monitoring Plan

24 Mar 2011

Jennifer Grant, director of the Pembina Institute's oilsands program, made the following statement in response to the Federal Lower Athabasca Water Quality Monitoring Plan:

"This plan is a good step toward providing a credible foundation for the monitoring of the Athabasca River downstream from the oilsands. We hope this plan signals that the federal government is willing to meet its obligations to ensure that oilsands development occurs responsibly and in accordance with Canadians' expectations.

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Posted March 24, 2011 by AEN

Alberta must hold public hearing before approving new coal-fired power plant

24 Mar 2011

CALGARY, AB —As the world grapples with the challenge of climate change, the Alberta government is poised to grant approval to a new coal-fired power plant without even holding a public hearing. Read more »

Posted March 24, 2011 by AEN

Pembina reacts to 2011 federal budget

Budget ignores opportunities to create new jobs and compete in clean energy economy

22 Mar 2011

OTTAWA, ON — Tim Weis, director of renewable energy and efficiency policy for the Pembina Institute, made the following statement about today's federal budget:

"It's encouraging to see the government continue the ecoENERGY home retrofit program for one more year, since helping homeowners use less energy will reduce greenhouse gas pollution and save Canadians money. Read more »

Posted March 22, 2011 by AEN

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