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2019 Alberta Environmental Platform Survey

The AEN surveys Alberta’s political parties on their environmental platforms

April 9, 2019 (Edmonton, Alberta) – With Albertans heading to the polls in a week, the Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) released responses to its environmental platform survey from the province’s political parties.

Four parties – Alberta Liberal Party, Alberta New Democratic Party, Green Party of Alberta and the United Conservative Party – submitted answers to 15 questions on environmental topics that are important to AEN members. The questions were asked to the seven major political parties in Alberta.   Read more about 2019 Alberta Environmental Platform Survey

Federal Government Proposes Important Fish Protection

The federal government has proposed to list a number of aquatic species under the Species at Risk Act (SARA), including Alberta’s Athabasca rainbow trout as endangered and bull trout as threatened. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) and Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC) welcome this important step towards protection and urge the federal government to move forward with listing and recovery actions without delay. Read more about Federal Government Proposes Important Fish Protection

Op-Ed: Look for energy-industry solutions, not scapegoats

By Simon Dyer

Published in Edmonton Journal (March 15, 2019)

Energy markets are changing and so is our climate. These are not just facts, they are the lived experience of Albertans dealing with a downturn that feels different this time — and the fires, smoke and floods that have come to define our summers.

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Putting Alberta’s future energy policies to the test

New online tool allows anyone to assess the impact of energy policy ideas on addressing Alberta’s carbon pollution

CALGARY — In the lead up to the provincial election, Alberta’s energy future is a highly charged topic. To make good choices, Albertans require credible, non-partisan information. Read more about Putting Alberta’s future energy policies to the test

Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park: A New Boreal Gem for Alberta

Permanent protection over a significant area of lands south of Wood Buffalo National Park that are important for wildlife and Indigenous communities was announced by the Alberta government this afternoon. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) welcomes the new Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park. Read more about Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park: A New Boreal Gem for Alberta

Caribou Habitat Protection Crucial for Cease Fire in War on Wildlife

Caribou scientists published findings today indicating that an intense war on wildlife can increase endangered Alberta and BC woodland caribou populations. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is concerned that these findings could be misused by industry and government decision makers to prolong unsustainable forest exploitation while endlessly harming wildlife species. Read more about Caribou Habitat Protection Crucial for Cease Fire in War on Wildlife

A vision for energy policy leadership in Alberta

Pembina Institute outlines how parties vying to lead Alberta can play a leadership role in a rapidly changing energy future

EDMONTON — Thanks to a strong history as an energy leader, Alberta is well-positioned to lead the charge in a new energy reality. In our new publication, Energy Policy Leadership in Alberta, the Pembina Institute has identified policy areas where parties vying to form the next Government of Alberta can play a leadership role in helping our province prosper in a rapidly shifting energy future. Read more about A vision for energy policy leadership in Alberta

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