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Rail to Banff: A Consultation Train Wreck

A Calgary-Bow Valley Mass Transit Feasibility Study released last week examined all-year bus and rail mass transit development scenarios from Calgary to Banff. Incredibly the study didn’t consider the impact on wildlife of additional rail traffic in the Bow Valley. Given that trains kill wildlife in Banff National Park, AWA believes it’s unacceptable for a rail feasibility study to ignore rail’s impact on wildlife. Read more about Rail to Banff: A Consultation Train Wreck

Cabinet must reject NEB recommendation, shut door on Trans Mountain project: Ecojustice

VANCOUVER – The National Energy Board (NEB) recommended today that Cabinet approve the Trans Mountain pipeline project, following a review of the project’s marine shipping impacts. Ecojustice lawyer Dyna Tuytel issued the following statement in response:

“The Trans Mountain pipeline project poses an unacceptable risk to endangered orcas, communities, and the climate. Read more about Cabinet must reject NEB recommendation, shut door on Trans Mountain project: Ecojustice

Alberta steps up on solar: Cheap, clean and local

Pembina Institute reacts to Alberta’s solar procurement announcement

CALGARY — Binnu Jeyakumar, Director, Clean Energy at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Government of Alberta’s announcement on its procurement of solar power: Read more about Alberta steps up on solar: Cheap, clean and local

$3.3m grant for Fort Chipewyan will lead to Canada’s biggest remote solar project

Pembina Institute reacts to the Government of Alberta’s investment to reduce Fort Chipewyan’s reliance on imported diesel for electric power

CALGARY – DAVE LOVEKIN, Director, Renewables in Remote Communities at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Government of Alberta’s announcement supporting Fort Chipewyan’s solar photovoltaic and battery hybrid micro-grid system: Read more about $3.3m grant for Fort Chipewyan will lead to Canada’s biggest remote solar project

Redwater decision reassuring, but we aren’t out of the woods

Pembina Institute reacts to the Supreme Court of Canada’s Redwater decision

CALGARY – JODI MCNEILL, analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's Decision on the Redwater legal case:

"The Supreme Court of Canada has prioritized paying clean up costs before creditors when extractive companies go bankrupt. This outcome reinforces the growing understanding that polluters are responsible for their clean up obligations. Read more about Redwater decision reassuring, but we aren’t out of the woods

SCC decision on abandoned oil wells a victory for environment and public but problems remain, Ecojustice says

CALGARY – The Supreme Court of Canada ruled today that cleaning up abandoned oil and gas wells must come before the interests of creditors after a company has gone bankrupt. Ecojustice lawyer Barry Robinson issued the following statement in response:

“The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that bankruptcy trustees must put the environment first. This is a win for the environment and good news for landowners and Albertans. Read more about SCC decision on abandoned oil wells a victory for environment and public but problems remain, Ecojustice says

Statement on the Supreme Court of Canada Ruling on the Alberta Orphan Well Association Appeal

Edmonton, Alta. – With its ruling today, the Supreme Court of Canada has rightfully put the health of our environment ahead of banks. Companies cannot shed their environmental liabilities in order to pay banks back first. This ruling is a win for all Canadians, as there are massive outstanding environmental liabilities in many sectors, not just oil and gas. Read more about Statement on the Supreme Court of Canada Ruling on the Alberta Orphan Well Association Appeal

Good News About Waterton Lakes National Park

Today Parks Canada committed $20.9 million to help Waterton Lakes National Park recover from the 2017 Kenow wildfire. AWA congratulates the Canadian government for making this significant investment in one of Alberta’s stunning national parks. Read more about Good News About Waterton Lakes National Park

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