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Alberta Utilities Commission fails to protect public interest with final coal plant approval

10 Aug 2011

CALGARY — Today's final decision by the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to approve a coal plant expansion proposed by Maxim Power Corp. represents a serious failure by the AUC to safeguard the public interest that could undermine upcoming federal greenhouse gas regulations, according to two of Canada's leading environmental groups. Read more »

Posted August 11, 2011 by AEN

Groups call on Minister Kent to ensure Maxim Power’s proposed coal plant plays by the rules

11 Aug 2011

OTTAWA – More than 40 diverse civil society organizations from across Canada have signed on to a letter calling on federal Environment Minister Peter Kent to protect the integrity of Canada’s forthcoming coal regulations by ensuring that this proposed new coal plant is not permitted to evade Ottawa’s rules. Read more »

Posted August 11, 2011 by AEN

Request for Ambient Air Quality Objectives Stakeholder Advisory Committee Delegates

Initiative: 
Ambient Air Quality Objectives Stakeholder Advisory Committee (AAQO SAC)
Position: 
Four ENGO delegates and four Alternates
Application Deadline: 
21 Jul 2011 - 5:00pm

Alberta Environment (AENV) develops Ambient Air Quality Objectives (AAQOs) under section 14(1) and Ambient Air Quality Guidelines under section 14(4) of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, and in accordance with the consensus priorities of the Ambient Air Quality Objectives Priority Setting Workshop. Read more »

Posted July 12, 2011 by Anonymous

Pembina reacts to Alberta environmental monitoring panel's report

5 Jul 2011

Jennifer Grant, director of the Pembina Institute's oilsands program, made the following statement in response to the Alberta Environmental Monitoring Panel's report:

"The environmental monitoring panel's recommendations are thorough. We urge the government to move swiftly to implement a new, more robust and transparent monitoring system. 

"More than 40 years after oilsands development started, Albertans have been told by numerous expert panels that environmental monitoring is insufficient. This is a matter of public trust and accountability and the government has a long way to go to restore public confidence that it is protecting the environment. 

"It's important to note, as the panel did, that monitoring is just one component of natural resource management; you actually have to use the data to inform planning, regulatory decision-making and enforcement. You need the full package to get the job done — otherwise it's like having smoke detectors but no firetrucks or firefighters."

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Posted July 6, 2011 by AEN

Commuter Challenge

Jun 5 2011 (All day) - Jun 11 2011 (All day)

Commuter Challenge…

  • Is a week-long event during Canadian Environment Week (June 5 – 11, 2011)
  • Is a friendly competition between Canadian cities and workplaces
  • Encourages Canadians to leave their cars at home
  • Rewards walking, cycling, carpooling/ride-sharing, taking transit and telecommuting
  • Celebrates active and sustainable transportation
  • Is nationally hosted by Sustainable Alberta Association
  • Is locally hosted by City Coordinators who support workplaces

Read more »

Posted May 31, 2011 by AEN

AEN Groups weigh in on the proposed Lower Athabasca Regional Plan

As the consultation period on the Government of Alberta's proposed Lower Athabasca Regional Plan comes to a close— submissions are due June 6, 2011— AEN member groups have weighed in on the proposed plan, regulations, and frameworks.

In a recent op-ed, the Pembina Institute's Jennifer Grant states that:

…the current draft plan does more to defend the interests of oilsands developers than it does to protect the quality of Alberta's environment. Read more »

Posted May 30, 2011 by AEN

Lower Atahbasca Regional Plan Public Consultation Session - Calgary

May 19 2011 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Accompanying the draft plan, the Alberta Land Use Secretariat has launched Phase 3 of their public and stakeholder consultations. Public and stakeholder consultation sessions will be held across the province in April and May (see here for other dates and locations). Read more »

Location

Radisson Hotel Calgary Airport
2120 16 Avenue NE
Calgary, AB

Posted May 3, 2011 by AEN

Lower Atahbasca Regional Plan Public Consultation Session - Edmonton

May 17 2011 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Accompanying the draft plan, the Alberta Land Use Secretariat has launched Phase 3 of their public and stakeholder consultations. Public and stakeholder consultation sessions will be held across the province in April and May (see here for other dates and locations). Read more »

Location

Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre
11834 Kingsway Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Posted May 3, 2011 by AEN

Lower Atahbasca Regional Plan Public Consultation Session - Elk Point

May 12 2011 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Accompanying the draft plan, the Alberta Land Use Secretariat has launched Phase 3 of their public and stakeholder consultations. Public and stakeholder consultation sessions will be held across the province in April and May (see here for other dates and locations). Read more »

Location

Seniors Recreation Centre
5010 48 Street
Elk Point, AB

Posted May 3, 2011 by AEN

Lower Athabasca Regional Plan Public Consultation Session - Glendon

May 11 2011 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Accompanying the draft plan, the Alberta Land Use Secretariat has launched Phase 3 of their public and stakeholder consultations. Public and stakeholder consultation sessions will be held across the province in April and May (see here for other dates and locations). Read more »

Location

Seniors Drop In Centre Glendon, AB

Posted May 3, 2011 by AEN

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