Oil Sands

Progress update shows little change, two years after road map to responsible oilsands development released

With substantial progress on only two of 19 recommendations, faster implementation of oilsands environmental solutions needed to secure social license for future development

Edmonton — Two years after the Pembina Institute outlined 19 steps toward responsible oilsands development in a report entitled Solving the Puzzle, and one year after Alison Redford won a majority government, very little progress has been made on the recommended policy improvements, according to an update released by the Institute today. Read more about Progress update shows little change, two years after road map to responsible oilsands development released

Oilsands 101 - Oil Sands Monitoring

Feb 26 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Alberta’s vast oil sands are undergoing rapid development. They contain enough oil to make Canada an energy superpower but at what cost and to whose benefit? Almost everyone, from oil company CEOs to Hollywood stars, has offered their opinions.

Now Oil Sands 101 offers an even-handed look at key aspects of Canada’s most controversial and expensive mega project.

The Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners (CALL) in conjunction with the Petroleum History Society will be presenting a series of talks aimed at increasing public knowledge about this complex topic. Read more about Oilsands 101 - Oil Sands Monitoring

Location

Glenbow Theatre
130 9 Avenue SE
Calgary , AB

Oilsands 101 - Canada’s Oilsands: Challenges and Opportunities

Feb 19 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Alberta’s vast oil sands are undergoing rapid development. They contain enough oil to make Canada an energy superpower but at what cost and to whose benefit? Almost everyone, from oil company CEOs to Hollywood stars, has offered their opinions.

Now Oil Sands 101 offers an even-handed look at key aspects of Canada’s most controversial and expensive mega project.

The Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners (CALL) in conjunction with the Petroleum History Society will be presenting a series of talks aimed at increasing public knowledge about this complex topic. Read more about Oilsands 101 - Canada’s Oilsands: Challenges and Opportunities

Location

Glenbow Theatre
130 9 Avenue SE
Calgary , AB

Oilsands 101 - Assessing Socio/Environmental Impacts of Oil Sands Development: The Beginnings

Feb 12 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Alberta’s vast oil sands are undergoing rapid development. They contain enough oil to make Canada an energy superpower but at what cost and to whose benefit? Almost everyone, from oil company CEOs to Hollywood stars, has offered their opinions.

Now Oil Sands 101 offers an even-handed look at key aspects of Canada’s most controversial and expensive mega project.

The Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners (CALL) in conjunction with the Petroleum History Society will be presenting a series of talks aimed at increasing public knowledge about this complex topic. Read more about Oilsands 101 - Assessing Socio/Environmental Impacts of Oil Sands Development: The Beginnings

Location

Glenbow Theatre
130 9 Avenue SE
Calgary , AB

Coalition calls on panel to reject Shell Jackpine oilsands mine expansion

CALGARY — With public hearings into a proposed oilsands mine expansion set to begin today, a coalition of environmental groups is calling on the joint federal-provincial review panel to reject the project.

Shell’s proposal to expand its Jackpine oilsands mine would increase production at the existing facility by 100,000 barrels per day. The company’s environmental assessment shows that expanding the Jackpine oilsands mine along with other planned developments will harm fish and wildlife, damage wetlands and old growth forests, exceed legally binding air quality limits and cause acid rain. It will leave a legacy of toxic waste buried in lakes, damage two significant rivers, and produce greenhouse gas pollution that will put Canada’s and Alberta’s climate targets further out of reach. Read more about Coalition calls on panel to reject Shell Jackpine oilsands mine expansion

Jackpine Mine Expansion Project

Initiative: 
Shell Jackpine Mine Expansion Joint Review Panel
Deadline: 
1 Oct 2012

On August 17, 2012, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) issued the Notice of Hearing for Shell Canada Energy's Jackpine Mine Expansion Project. The hearing is scheduled to begin on October 29, 2012 in Fort McMuuray. In order to file a submission or submit evidence at the hearing, you must file your submission by October 1, 2012. Read more about Jackpine Mine Expansion Project

AWA Tuesday Talk: Frogs & Oilsands

Oct 3 2012 - 1:00am

with Brian Eaton

In the US, 50% to 60% of frogs are malformed probably because of chemical contamination. How can we avoid the same fate in Alberta? Brian Eaton is a herpetologist working with Alberta Innovates. In this talk, he discusses the benefits of his work as to industrial development, forestry regulations, wetland assessments and tar sands development.

$5 Adults, $1 Children

  Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: Frogs & Oilsands

Location

Hillhurst Room, AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

Pembina Reacts to tabling of the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan

CALGARY — Simon Dyer, policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the release of the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan:

“Today’s announcement is an important milestone in the improved environmental management of the oilsands. Identifying over 1.2 million hectares of new protected conservation areas that will remain free of industrial activity is progress that should be applauded. Through the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan, Premier Redford and Minister McQueen have made progress on Alberta’s commitment to responsible oilsands development.

 

“While a promising start, today’s announcement is just the beginning of the environmental improvements required to ensure responsible oilsands development. Many elements of the regional plan remain incomplete or  works-in-progress. Read more about Pembina Reacts to tabling of the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan

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