Oil Sands

Water is Life Virtual Conference

Nov 18 2021 - 9:00am to Nov 20 2021 - 1:00pm

From the conference website:

Over the 3 days we will offer amazing learning opportunities as we host speakers both locally and internationally who will speak on topics that all relate to water such as; food security, culture, language as well as current impacts to water.

We will be raffling off 3 greenhouses that are valued at $1500 each. The winner can choose a greenhouse for their community school, existing community garden, Indigenous University or Indigenous Community College.

The Alberta Tailings Ponds II Factual Record: A Submission Under the NAFTA Environmental Side Agreement

Dec 2 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) recently made public the Alberta Tailings Ponds II Factual Record which resulted in widespread national media coverage and commentary. This report is the result of the CEC’s Submissions on Enforcement Matters (SEM) process, which allows individuals and organizations across North America to raise concerns about the enforcement of environmental laws by Canada, Mexico or the United States.

Issue Brief: Oil Sands Monitoring

Updated: September 10, 2020
The budget for the joint provincial-federal Oil Sands Monitoring Program will be reduced by around 25% this year, citing less field work due to the COVID-19 outbreak. AEN members discussed the budget reduction on a call on August 26 and are seeking clarification from the Oil Sands Monitoring Program.

Government action holding oilsands operators to account on tailings management long overdue

Pembina Institute reacts to the Commission on Environmental Cooperation’s finding on oilsands tailings

CALGARY — Nina Lothian, director of responsible fossil fuels at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation's final report on Alberta tailings ponds, released Sept. 3, 2020, which found scientific evidence of contaminated water seeping into groundwater around oilsands tailings ponds.

A Climate of Change - Episode 9: Linda Coady

Jun 18 2020 - 7:05pm

From the Calgary Climate Hub website:

Join us for our new weekly speaker series about what comes next as it relates to our country, the economic system and the climate crisis once the coronovirus has come and gone. Each week, Canadian thought leaders will answer three questions:

New Bill 22 proposes changes to series of environmental tools in the name of “red tape reduction”

Edmonton – A new bill was proposed by the provincial government on June 11, 2020, which takes aim at removing “red tape” to reduce costs, speed up approvals, and eliminate regulations the government deems unnecessary. The new Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act, 2020, was proposed by the provincial government on June 11, 2020. The omnibus bill includes 14 changes across six ministries that would affect land use activities within our protected parks, oil sands project approvals, and energy efficiency–among other concerning environmental issues.

A Climate of Change - Episode 8: Celia Lee & Dr. Noel Keough

Jun 11 2020 - 7:05pm

From the Calgary Climate Hub website:

Join us for our new weekly speaker series about what comes next as it relates to our country, the economic system and the climate crisis once the coronovirus has come and gone. Each week, Canadian thought leaders will answer three questions:

A Climate of Change - Episode 7: Markham Hislop

Jun 4 2020 - 7:05pm

From the Calgary Climate Hub website:

Join us for our new weekly speaker series about what comes next as it relates to our country, the economic system and the climate crisis once the coronovirus has come and gone. Each week, Canadian thought leaders will answer three questions:

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