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Pembina Reacts to Alberta competitiveness review

Albertans left out of the process, lose royalty revenue

11 Mar 2010

Chris Severson-Baker, Policy Director for the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the competitiveness review released today:

"Albertans, the owners of the province's oil and gas resources, were completely left out of the process of reviewing Alberta's royalty rates.

"The review happened behind closed doors primarily with industry at the exclusion of representation from Alberta citizens.

"Albertans are the owners of the resource, the provincial government is the manager of the resource and the oil and gas companies are hired to undertake developments. The goal is to maximize value to Albertans, yet they have been excluded from negotiations. We can't be sure that today's changes will allow Albertans to get the best value from the development of their resource because they weren't consulted as part of this review. Read more »

Posted March 11, 2010 by Anonymous

Weak Canadian position at Copenhagen just one symptom of flawed business model in energy sector

4 Dec 2009

Edmonton— Canada’s inability to play a leadership role at international climate change negotiations is just one of many negative consequences of an energy sector that is dominated by large for-profit corporations, and we need to begin exploring alternate business models for the industry.  This is a key message of a new discussion paper released today by Alberta’s Parkland Institute in conjunction with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Read more »

Posted December 7, 2009 by Anonymous

ERCB Sour Gas Suspension. Who Speaks for Wildlife in Gas Applications?

10 Nov 2009

The recent Energy Resource Conservation Board (ERCB) decision to suspend approval of future sour gas projects in Alberta raises important questions around who is, or should be, considered as "directly affected" by energy proposals. Read more »

Posted November 11, 2009 by Anonymous

Pembina Reacts: AERI Reports on Oil Sands Emissions

23 Jul 2009
Dan Woynillowicz, spokesperson for the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the release by the Alberta Energy Research Institute of two new analyses comparing the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from oil sands and other sources of crude oil:

“These reports reaffirm that producing and burning oil from the oil sands results in up to 45 per cent more greenhouse gas emissions relative to some sources of conventional crude oil. Read more »

Posted July 23, 2009 by Anonymous

URGENT DEMO! Stand in solidarity with Indigenous people of Peru! Demand Petrolifera suspend their mining activities on indigenou

Jun 12 2009 - 12:00pm


COME OUT! Noon— Friday, June 12th ­ Petrolifera Headquaters in Calgary (Suite 900, 332 - 6 Avenue SW)

Reports this week have confirmed that Indigenous led protests against new "Free Trade" agreements in Peru have been met with brutal violence by the Peruvian government. The Peruvian police and military murdered up to 100 protesters on June 5/6 2009, and are continuing to terrorize people under a declared 'State of Emergency' while blaming the protesters for the violence. Read more »


Petrolifera Headquaters
900 - 332 6 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted June 11, 2009 by Anonymous

Media Advisory: Alberta petroleum company called on to cease operations in Peru now

Concerned Albertans demands Petrolifera cease operations after Peruvian police massacre Indigenous protesters

11 Jun 2009

Calgary – Socially conscious Albertans are demanding that Calgary-based petroleum company Petrolifera stop operations until the Peruvian government ceases violent police actions against indigenous protestors in Bagua, near the Peruvian Amazon and initiates a meaningful consultation process on development projects as required by international law. More than 60 indigenous protesters and police have been killed this week.

Posted June 11, 2009 by Anonymous

POSTPONED Banks Rally in Calgary: Finance the Future, Not Fossil Fuels

Rainforest Action Network

Would you like to kick off an exciting national organizing campaign with Rainforest Action Network? We’re planning a rally in downtown Calgary on November 21st, 2008 during the lunch hour. I have been coordinating with the Amazing people at Arusha and we have allocated space for an art build and preparation for the Friday rally. Read more »

Posted November 18, 2008 by Anonymous

Keep the Oil in the Ground

Oct 16 2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the Parkland Institute

Keep the Oil in the Ground
Dr. Terisa E. Turner, Department of Sociology & Anthropology
University of Guelph Read more »


Tory 5-15
University of Alberta ( Just off of Saskatchewan Drive on the east side of campus)
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 13, 2008 by Anonymous

EnCana’s Ninth Appearance in Court on Wildlife Act Charges

Southern Alberta Group for the EnvironmentFederation of Alberta NaturalistsAlberta Wilderness AssociationNature CanadaGrasslands Naturalists

Calgary (September 18, 2008) – With the hearing into EnCana’s application to drill 1,275 wells in the Suffield National Wildlife Area less than three weeks away, another related scenario continues to unfold. On September 18, EnCana appears in Medicine Hat Court for the ninth time on charges related to installing a section of pipeline in the National Wildlife Area without a permit. EnCana has pled not guilty, and during the September 18 appearance, a trial date is to be set. Read more »

Posted September 17, 2008 by Anonymous

Thoughtful Tuesday Documentary: " Crude Awakening"

Sep 23 2008 - 7:30pm

90 minutes 2006

A painstaking documentary about the frighteningly central role of oil in our lives.

This is part of the "Thoughtful Tuesday" film/documentary series. It will be held on each Tuesday of the week and at Steeps Tea Lounge (space is limited to about 30 people - first come first seated - no reservations). Read more »


Steeps Tea Lounge College Plaza
11116 Whyte Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 10, 2008 by Anonymous

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