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Sierra Club calls for TOTAL rejection of Tar Sands Joslyn Mine

EDMONTON — The Joint Review Panel should not approve TOTAL’s Joslyn North tar sands mine, said Sierra Club Prairie, in its final submissions today at the ongoing hearings. After days of expert testimony and cross-examination, Total’s proponents were unable to deny the negative environmental impacts of their new mine proposal. The evidence presented by NASA scientist Dr. James Hansen pertaining to climate change impacts, Petr Cizek pertaining to the gaps in accounting for cumulative negative effects, and Dr. Bill Donahue regarding water contamination were particularly condemning. Read more about Sierra Club calls for TOTAL rejection of Tar Sands Joslyn Mine

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Environmental groups oppose Total Joslyn North mine

World-renowned climate expert Dr. James Hansen to address panel

EDMONTON, AB — Environmental groups are challenging a new oilsands project application that threatens wildlife habitat, is rife with errors and could leave Canadians facing roughly $3 billion in liability.

The Oil Sands Environmental Coalition, represented by Ecojustice, opposes the approval of Total E&P Canada's Joslyn North Mine and is arguing for a full assessment of the project's cumulative impacts on wildlife, fish and northern forests, as required by law. Read more about Environmental groups oppose Total Joslyn North mine

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World-renowned climate expert Dr. James Hansen to address Total oilsands review panel

EDMONTON, AB— Dr. James Hansen, award-winning climate scientist, will appear at the hearings into Total E&P Canada’s Joslyn North (oilsands) Mine on Tuesday in Sherwood Park, Alta.

Dr. Hansen will speak on the consequences of Joslyn North’s contribution of global warming emissions. The project will significantly increase Alberta and Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. Read more about World-renowned climate expert Dr. James Hansen to address Total oilsands review panel

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First Nations leaders bring concerns over tar sands impacts to U.S. capital

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A delegation of indigenous leaders from Canada and the U.S. will hold a media briefing in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, September 22. The leaders are in the U.S. capital this week to discuss their concerns over the impacts of tar sands development with high-ranking officials in light of deliberations over the Keystone XL pipeline project Read more about First Nations leaders bring concerns over tar sands impacts to U.S. capital

Event

Climate Action Camp

Sep 24 2010 - 6:00am to Sep 26 2010 - 6:00am

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 about Climate Action Camp

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Environmental groups comment on meeting with U.S. House Speaker Pelosi and Congressman Markey

Dr. Marlo Raynolds and Dr. Rick Smith provide statements on outcomes of meeting with U.S. delegates

OTTAWA — Dr. Marlo Raynolds of the Pembina Institute and Dr. Rick Smith of Environmental Defence made the following statements following their meeting with U.S. Speaker of the House, the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, and the Honourable Edward Markey, Chairman of the Energy and Environment Sub-Committee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming: Read more about Environmental groups comment on meeting with U.S. House Speaker Pelosi and Congressman Markey

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The Landowner's Dilemma: are reasonable expectations obsolete?

Sep 28 2010 - 6:15pm to 8:00pm

The Faculty of Law presents

Professor Joseph L. Sax

Berkeley Law, University of California

“Climate change" and “loss of global biodiversity” are the watchwords of our time. Is the price we must pay to address these a radical revision in what it means to own land? Is this the time-like the Industrial Revolution, the end of slavery, the economic recognition of married women as individuals-when long-standing conceptions of ownership had to give way, and the world of law was made anew? Read more about The Landowner's Dilemma: are reasonable expectations obsolete?

Location

2370 Murray Fraser Hall
University of Calgary
Calgary , AB
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Lean and Green: Sustainable Energy Solutions for Alberta

Sep 23 2010 - 1:00am

with Hunter Lovins

2 Great Opportunities to Discover:

  • Options for meeting our current electricity challenges
  • The business case for climate protection
  • How Alberta can lead the way in energy solutions

ConocoPhillips Theatre in the Glenbow Museum
4:00 pm September 21
MC - Gary Holden, CEO of Enmax
$20 - Coffee reception to follow

Mac Hall Ballroom, University of Calgary
7:00 pm September 22
$10 (or pay-as-you-can at the door; seating is limited) Read more about Lean and Green: Sustainable Energy Solutions for Alberta

Location

MacEwan Ballroom
University of Calgary
Calgary , AB
Event

Lean and Green: Sustainable Energy Solutions for Alberta

Sep 21 2010 - 10:00pm

with Hunter Lovins


2 Great Opportunities to Discover:

  • Options for meeting our current electricity challenges
  • The business case for climate protection
  • How Alberta can lead the way in energy solutions
Read more about Lean and Green: Sustainable Energy Solutions for Alberta>

Location

ConocoPhillips Theatre
Glenbow Museum
Calgary , AB
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Pembina Briefing Note: Canadian Oil Sands and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Facts in Perspective

This briefing note outlines key information about greenhouse gas emissions from Canada's oil sands today and in the future. Recent attention to the issue of greenhouse gases in Canada and the U.S. prompted the Pembina Institute to outline key issues in more detail. Read more about Pembina Briefing Note: Canadian Oil Sands and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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