Environmental Assessment

Pembina reacts to federal government plans to weaken environmental assessment

CALGARY — Simon Dyer, policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver’s announcement that the federal government will weaken environmental oversight of resource development projects: Read more about Pembina reacts to federal government plans to weaken environmental assessment

Public Consultation: Pierre River Mine & Jackpine Mine Expansion Revised JRP Agreements

Initiative: 
Pierre River Mine & Jackpine Mine Expansion Projects Public Consultation on Revised Joint Review Panel Agreements
Deadline: 
24 Feb 2012

 

On January 30, 2012, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) released for public comment two agreements with Alberta’s Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) for the environmental assessment of two oil sands projects in northern Alberta. Read more about Public Consultation: Pierre River Mine & Jackpine Mine Expansion Revised JRP Agreements

Pembina reacts to additional review of proposed Keystone XL pipeline

CALGARY — Dan Woynillowicz, spokesperson for the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of State's announcement regarding additional review of the Keystone XL pipeline: Read more about Pembina reacts to additional review of proposed Keystone XL pipeline

Pembina reacts to launch of Alberta’s new oilsands information portal

CALGARY — Simon Dyer, policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the launch of the Government of Alberta's new oilsands information portal:

"We welcome measures by the Government of Alberta to improve the accessibility and transparency of some key oilsands performance measures.

 

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Eco monitoring plan a non-plan says Sierra Club Canada

The 'environmental monitoring' plan for the Tar Sands announced today by the federal government is actually a non-plan says Sierra Club Canada. Delay, delay, delay would be a more apt assessment of the federal government’s announcement.

Monitoring is fine but the real question is limiting pollution and addressing climate change. Sierra Club Canada has no confidence the federal and Alberta governments will actually do that. There is a long history of allowing the oil companies to do what they want. Read more about Eco monitoring plan a non-plan says Sierra Club Canada

Pembina reacts to Alberta environmental monitoring panel's report

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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Alberta Environmental Monitoring Panel Public Meeting

May 6 2011 - 3:00pm

Presentation spaces are limited, please register ASAP

The Alberta Environmental Monitoring Panel will hold a public meeting on Friday, May 6, 2011 in Edmonton at the Coast Plaza Hotel.

The Panel would like to receive input on what Albertans would like to see in a world-class environmental monitoring, evaluation and reporting system. All input will be considered as the Panel develops the framework for an improved environmental monitoring evaluation and reporting system. Read more about Alberta Environmental Monitoring Panel Public Meeting

Location

Turner Valley Room, Coast Plaza Edmonton Hotel
10155 105 Street NW
Edmonton , AB

Call for Input: Alberta Environmental Monitoring System

Initiative: 
Alberta Environmental Monitoring System
Deadline: 
31 May 2011

While this is not a hard deadline, the Panel is expected to issue its report & recommendations in June 2011. Please make your submisssions ASAP.

Alberta’s independent Environmental Monitoring Panel is tasked with developing recommendations for a world-class environmental monitoring evaluation and reporting system. Read more about Call for Input: Alberta Environmental Monitoring System

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