Environmental Assessment

Media Release

Pembina reacts to Alberta environmental monitoring panel's report

Jennifer Grant, director of the Pembina Institute's oilsands program, made the following statement in response to the Alberta Environmental Monitoring Panel's report:

"The environmental monitoring panel's recommendations are thorough. We urge the government to move swiftly to implement a new, more robust and transparent monitoring system. 

"More than 40 years after oilsands development started, Albertans have been told by numerous expert panels that environmental monitoring is insufficient. This is a matter of public trust and accountability and the government has a long way to go to restore public confidence that it is protecting the environment. 

"It's important to note, as the panel did, that monitoring is just one component of natural resource management; you actually have to use the data to inform planning, regulatory decision-making and enforcement. You need the full package to get the job done — otherwise it's like having smoke detectors but no firetrucks or firefighters."

Read more about Pembina reacts to Alberta environmental monitoring panel's report >
Event

Alberta Environmental Monitoring Panel Public Meeting

May 6 2011 - 3:00pm

Presentation spaces are limited, please register ASAP

The Alberta Environmental Monitoring Panel will hold a public meeting on Friday, May 6, 2011 in Edmonton at the Coast Plaza Hotel.

The Panel would like to receive input on what Albertans would like to see in a world-class environmental monitoring, evaluation and reporting system. All input will be considered as the Panel develops the framework for an improved environmental monitoring evaluation and reporting system. Read more about Alberta Environmental Monitoring Panel Public Meeting

Location

Turner Valley Room, Coast Plaza Edmonton Hotel
10155 105 Street NW
Edmonton , AB
Call for Input

Call for Input: Alberta Environmental Monitoring System

Initiative: 
Alberta Environmental Monitoring System
Deadline: 
31 May 2011

While this is not a hard deadline, the Panel is expected to issue its report & recommendations in June 2011. Please make your submisssions ASAP.

Alberta’s independent Environmental Monitoring Panel is tasked with developing recommendations for a world-class environmental monitoring evaluation and reporting system. Read more about Call for Input: Alberta Environmental Monitoring System

Event

Environmental Assessment Changes: Will They Affect You? (Webinar)

Apr 19 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Are you confused about how recent changes in Environmental Assessment law will affect your practice? Can we expect federal Environmental Assessments to be conducted differently now?

Join Laura Bowman, Staff Counsel at the Environmental Law Centre of Alberta on April 19th to find out what changes have been made in the last year and how they will impact the federal environmental assessment process.

Click here to RSVP. Read more about Environmental Assessment Changes: Will They Affect You? (Webinar)

Media Release

Pembina Reacts to Lower Athabasca Water Quality Monitoring Plan

Jennifer Grant, director of the Pembina Institute's oilsands program, made the following statement in response to the Federal Lower Athabasca Water Quality Monitoring Plan:

"This plan is a good step toward providing a credible foundation for the monitoring of the Athabasca River downstream from the oilsands. We hope this plan signals that the federal government is willing to meet its obligations to ensure that oilsands development occurs responsibly and in accordance with Canadians' expectations.

Read more about Pembina Reacts to Lower Athabasca Water Quality Monitoring Plan
Call for Input

Call for Comments: Jackpine Mine Expansion & Pierre River Mine Projects Public Consultation on Joint Review Agreements

Initiative: 
Jackpine Mine Expansion and Pierre River Mine Projects Public Consultation on Joint Review Agreements
Deadline: 
6 Apr 2011

On March 7, 2011, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) released for public comment draft agreements to establish joint panels with Alberta’s Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) for the environmental assessments of two oil sands projects: the Jackpine Mine Expansion and Pierre River Mine projects in northern Alberta. Read more about Call for Comments: Jackpine Mine Expansion & Pierre River Mine Projects Public Consultation on Joint Review Agreements

Media Release

Oil sands monitoring steps laid out by Alberta ENGO

Keys to regaining credibility include establishing baselines, asserting federal leadership, and maintaining scientific independence

The credibility of Alberta's and Canada's attempts to responsibly manage the environmental effects of oil sands development rests on responding to calls for improved monitoring of the Athabasca River. Today Water Matters, an Alberta-based water-policy think-tank, has released Replacing the Oil Sands' Regional Aquatic Monitoring Program (RAMP) with Effective Environmental Monitoring Solutions, providing recommendations for improving freshwater monitoring system between the Government of Canada and the province of Alberta. Read more about Oil sands monitoring steps laid out by Alberta ENGO

Media Release

Approval of Total oilsands mine deeply flawed

CALGARY, AB — Environmental groups are condemning the approval of the Total Joslyn North Mine project, which fails to meet legal requirements for cumulative impacts assessment and ignores growing concerns about lack of government oversight and monitoring.

The Oil Sands Environmental Coalition, represented by Ecojustice, opposed the project in provincial-federal joint review panel hearings last fall. Read more about Approval of Total oilsands mine deeply flawed

Pages

Subscribe to Environmental Assessment