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Alberta Royalty Review Panel Public Meeting

Background informationAs the owners of Alberta's energy resources, Albertans are entitled to benefit from development of these resources.In February 2007, the provincial government announced an independent review of Alberta's royalty and tax regime. The purpose of this review is to ensure that Albertans are receiving a fair share from energy development through royalties, taxes and fees. The review focuses on all aspects of the royalty system, including oil sands, conventional oil, and natural gas including coalbed methane. Read more »

Albertans invited to make submissions to Royalty Review Panel

Information Bulletin

May 9, 2007

Edmonton public meetings scheduled to begin Monday

Edmonton... Albertans living in and around Edmonton have the opportunity to share their views about Alberta's royalty and tax regime during three days of public meetings, beginning May 14. Anyone interested in making a presentation is encouraged to register in advance to guarantee an opportunity to address the Royalty Review Panel.

To register, visit or call (403) 297-8173. You can be connected toll-free by first calling 310-0000. Read more »

Posted May 9, 2007 by Anonymous

New Pembina Report Calls for Better Groundwater Protection During Coalbed Methane and Other Natural Gas Production

Pembina Institute

April 30, 2007

The Pembina Institute's latest report, Protecting Water, Producing Gas is a detailed examination of the potential impact of drilling for coalbed methane and other forms of unconventional gas on precious fresh groundwater. The report, released today, calls on the government to protect groundwater to greater depths than at present. Read more »

Posted April 30, 2007 by Anonymous

AWA Open House Talk: Rumsey Wildland: Natural History & Conservation Challenges


Alberta Wilderness Asssociation Rumsey Wildland: Natural History & Conservation Challenges With Cheryl BradleyAt the tension zone between forest and grassland there is great diversity and beauty – a rolling parkland mosaic created over several thousand years. Now an island of native habitat in a sea of cultivation, Rumsey is also the setting for conflict between those who would protect it and those who wish to drill for gas. Read more »

Albertans asked for input on province's energy royalty regime

Website and public meetings part of royalty review

April 5, 2007

Edmonton...Albertans are being encouraged to make submissions to the expert panel currently reviewing the province's royalty and tax regime for energy resources.

Five public meetings have been scheduled to gather input from interested Albertans and key stakeholders, and a newly established website will allow submissions to be made online. Read more »

Posted April 6, 2007 by Anonymous

Canadians Subsidize Environmental Costs of Encana's Activities at Suffield

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: March 30, 2007

EnCana is destroying an environmentally significant area at fire sale prices and with lack of environmental oversight, charges a coalition of environmental groups. The groups are concerned that EnCana's proposal to drill more wells in the Suffield National Wildlife Area may leave Canadian taxpayers with the bill for the huge ecological cost to this priceless area. They are asking the federal government to prohibit all new industrial activities in the Suffield National Wildlife Area. Read more »

Posted March 30, 2007 by Anonymous

Canadian Military Facing Invasion At Suffield

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: March 14, 2007

Internal government documents reveal alien weeds at Canadian Forces Base Suffield threaten to overrun a federally protected wildlife area, and oil and gas activity is to blame for the spread of these invasive species, announced a coalition of environmental groups today. Read more »

Posted March 14, 2007 by Anonymous

Red Deer Speaker Series on Water

Sierra Club of Canada

Free Public Speaker Series on Water

Thursday, March 15, 2007
7:30 pm TO 9:30 pm

Snell Auditorium, Red Deer Public Library, 4818 49 Street, Red Deer

Water Resources in Alberta
Following the report of the Rosenberg Water Forum Read more »

Posted March 12, 2007 by Anonymous

Red Deer Water Speaker Series -" Water Resources in Alberta" and "Mixing Water & Oil"

Red Deer

Sierra Club of Canada Free Public Speaker Series on WaterThursday, March 15, 20077:30 pm TO 9:30 pmSnell Auditorium, Red Deer Public Library, 4818 49 Street, Red DeerWater Resources in Alberta Following the report of the Rosenberg Water Forum Read more »

Call for Delegate - City of Edmonton Oil & Gas Policy Stakeholder Advisory Committee


The AEN has received a request from the City of Edmonton to identify a delegate to serve on the Oil & Gas Policy Stakeholder Advisory Committee.

Land use conflict between oil and gas activity and urban development is increasing. The City of Edmonton is assembling a multi-stakeholder committee to provide advice on how the city should manage, communicate, and otherwise deal with oil and gas applications within Edmonon city limits. Read more »

Posted March 8, 2007 by Anonymous

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