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Action Alert - Alberta must do it's part to fight climate change!

From: Lindsay Telfer

Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach and the newly appointed Alberta Environment Minister Rob Renner have announced to the world that Alberta is not willing to fight climate change.

"Alberta can't make absolute reductions in greenhouse gas emissions during the current boom", said Renner, and that is the message that he is taking to Ottawa.

Interim oil sands consultation report outlines vision for development

Government of Alberta

Media Release

January 25, 2007

Interim oil sands consultation report outlines vision for development
Further feedback sought from Albertans

Edmonton... Following consultations with the public, a multistakeholder committee (MSC) has developed an interim report, which identifies a vision and principles for the future of oil sands development in Alberta.

The MSC has recommended a vision for oil sands development that:

Death by a Thousand Cuts: Impacts of In-situ Oil Sands Development on Alberta's Boreal Forests

Location:
Calgary

Description:
YEP Calgary Chapterwith Simon Dyer, Pembina InstitutePlease join us for a lively discussion on the impacts of Alberta's rapidly growing heavy oil industry on Alberta's Northern Forest. Simon will focus on the environmental impacts of in situ (in place) development of deep oil sands, suggesting that SAGD development has the potential to affect a forested region 50 times larger than the areas leased for oil sands mining north of Fort McMurray.Details: The event will take place on Wednesday January 10th, 5:30- 7:30 PM, Simon Dyer will start his talk at 6 p.m.

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Building Momentum for a Citizens' Forum on the Alberta Tar Sands

Location:
Edmonton

Description:
Fund Raiser Potluck Supper/Table Top Salon, Door Prizes!, and Music Featuring Maria DunnAllendale Hall, 6330 105A Street, Edmonton. 6:00-7:30 Potluck Supper/Salon/Discussion Circles at each table: "Building a Language and a Place of Hope While Facing (deceptive and truthful/beneficial) Propaganda: What Affect Does Propaganda Have in Your Life, and how do you respond to it?" 6:15Opening Words. 7:30-7:45Guest speaker: Peter Julian, MP for Burnaby-New Westminster, B.C. 7:45-8:00Open mic on this topic. Draw for Door Prizes! 8:00-8:30Maria Dunn 8:30-9:00 House Band For the potluck: Bring your own dishes, cutlery, glass/cup, and a dish for 6 people. Please indicate if your dish is vegetarian or not. Bring your own beverage of choice. Tea and coffee will be served.

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