About the AEN

The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) connects Albertans and environmental groups that are dedicated to preserving and protecting Alberta’s environment. As a non-profit and non-partisan organization, the AEN supports collaboration of the environmental community throughout the province.

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Connecting Alberta’s environmental groups

We are a network of individuals and groups working together on shared concerns. AEN members include individuals and representatives from member groups that connect, collaborate and share information.

The AEN is a link between the environmental community and government, industry, the media and all Albertans. View our current member groups.

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Albertans and environmental groups are welcome to join the AEN as members – there are memberships for both individuals and groups. Members contribute to preserving and protecting Alberta’s environment by sharing information and collaborating on shared issues. Learn more about becoming a member of the AEN.

The AEN supports an inclusive and diverse environmental community for all Albertans. 

Controversial Alberta open-pit coal mine project faces next legal challenge

Conservation groups argue project will destroy sensitive migratory bird habitat

Sierra Legal Defence Fund &#149 Nature Canada &#149 Sierra Club of Canada &#149 Pembina Institute &#149 Jasper Environmental Association &#149 Alberta Wilderness Association
November 2, 2004

EDMONTON, AB – A coalition of Canadian conservation groups announced today that they are launching another legal challenge of the controversial Cheviot Coal Mine Project underway near Jasper National Park, Alberta. The groups argue that the federal government’s recent authorization of the first part of the mine, called the Cheviot Creek Development, should be quashed because it would result in the destruction of sensitive migratory bird habitat – directly contravening the federal Migratory Bird Conventions Act. Read more about Controversial Alberta open-pit coal mine project faces next legal challenge

Canada must take lead on Convention on Hazardous Waste

Stop Undermining Ban on Hazardous Waste Movement to Developing Countries

Press Release
Sierra Club of Canada
October 25th 2004

Ottawa: The Sierra Club of Canada today called on the Canadian government to stop its opposition to restrictions on international hazardous waste shipments, and to take a lead on crucial issues at the 7th Conference of the Parties (COP), being held this week in Geneva, Switzerland.

Canada, along with Australia, the United States and others, has for over a decade opposed the inclusion of the “Basel Ban” that would prohibit the movement of hazardous waste from industrialized countries to other Read more about Canada must take lead on Convention on Hazardous Waste

Protected Area Slated for Coal Bed Methane Developmet

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: October 13, 2004

With the approval of the Alberta Government, the coal bed methane (CBM) industry is on the verge of undermining Rumsey's protected area designation. The Rumsey Natural Area in east central Alberta is being threatened by extensive CBM development. Alberta Wilderness Association
(AWA) strongly opposes the development of CBM in the Rumsey Natural Area as it, and the adjacent Rumsey Ecological Reserve, were established to
protect the largest block of native aspen parkland and plains rough fescue grassland remaining in North America. Read more about Protected Area Slated for Coal Bed Methane Developmet


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