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Lower Athabasca Regional Plan Public Consultation Session - Fort McMurray/Fort McKay

May 4 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

Keyano College – Elements Room
8115 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, AB

Posted May 3, 2011 by AEN

New report outlines solutions to improve oilsands management

19-point plan identifies policies required to protect the environment and restore Alberta’s international reputation

28 Apr 2011

EDMONTON — The Alberta government could protect the environment and achieve responsible oilsands development by adopting key policy changes, recommended by the Pembina Institute in a report released today.

Solving the puzzle: environmental responsibility in oilsands development outlines 19 specific solutions available to help the Alberta government adequately address the environmental impacts of oilsands operations. The report recommends implementing specific policies to protect air, land and water, along with a credible approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and a world-class environmental monitoring system. Read more »

Posted April 28, 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

Ozone Prevention and Air Quality Action Workshop

Mar 24 2011 - 8:30am - 3:00pm

The Parkland Airshed Management Zone, in partnership with Alberta Environment, the Energy Resources Conservation Board and the City of Red Deer, is hosting an Ozone Prevention workshop.

The theme is the “Action H.E.R.O. Challenge - where Every Action Counts” (Action H.E.R.O. meaning Action for a Healthy Environment by Reducing Ozone). At this workshop: Read more »

Location

Holiday Inn
Red Deer, AB

Posted February 23, 2011 by AEN

Call for Comments: Proposed Ambient Air Quality Objective for Nitrogen Dioxide

Initiative: 
Alberta Ambient Air Quality Objectives
Deadline: 
16 Feb 2011 (All day)

The review of the existing nitrogen dioxide ambient air quality objective is complete and the proposed objective has been posted for public comment.

Inormation about these and other ambient air quality objectives can be found on the Alberta Environment website.

Posted December 20, 2010 by AEN

Health issues spur Northern Albertan residents to learn to sample own air

17 Nov 2010

EDMONTON — Growing criticism of the Stelmach government’s and the oil industry’s air quality monitoring in communities near tar sands operations has spurred residents from the Peace and Athabasca regions to take matters into their own hands, attending independent training workshops to arm themselves with answers to the ongoing health issues plaguing their communities. Read more »

Posted November 17, 2010 by AEN

New report outlines path for federal government to reduce oilsands impacts

All federal leaders say more must be done; report outlines Ottawa’s duties under existing federal laws

20 Oct 2010

OTTAWA, ON — Three of Canada's leading environmental organizations released a new report today detailing how federal laws should be enforced to reduce the negative environmental and economic impacts of oilsands activity. The report follows the federal government's recent acknowledgement, in striking a panel to review pollution in the Athabasca River, of the need for Ottawa to play a greater role in the oilsands. Read more »

Posted October 20, 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

Heartland Reality Tour 2010

May 29 2010 - 10:00am

Exposing the social, health and environmental costs of industrial development in Edmonton's back yard.

On behalf of Citizens for Responsible Development - a group of concerned farmers and residents in the Fort Saskatchewan area - we would like to invite you, or a representative from your group, to accompany other Edmonton area community leaders on a special 1 day tour of the Industrial Heartland on Saturday, May 29th. Read more »

Posted May 13, 2010 by Anonymous

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