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U.S. decisions on tar sands imports will impact First Nations communities, leaders say

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. officials heard first-hand this week how their decisions about importing oil from the Canadian tar sands are affecting First Nations communities on both sides of the border.

A delegation of Canadian and American First Nations leaders met with officials at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the State Department, the Department of Interior and others. They also discussed their experiences and concerns with the staff of key congressional representatives and non-governmental organizations. Read more about U.S. decisions on tar sands imports will impact First Nations communities, leaders say

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TOTAL North Mine Project Hearing Adjourned

FT. MCMURRAY, EDMONTON - Following a day of legal arguments, the Joint Review Panel for Total's Joslyn Mine hearing has adjourned to review a number of concerns including the Constitutional Question of Treaty Rights infringements raised by Mikisew Cree and the inadequacy of the environmental assessment provided by Total as raised by the Oil Sands Environmental Coalition. Read more about TOTAL North Mine Project Hearing Adjourned

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Oil Sands Environmental Coalition files motion requesting panel adjourn Total oil sands hearing

Flawed environmental assessment is illegal, groups say

CALGARY, AB — Today, on the first day of the Total E&P Joslyn North Mine hearing in Fort McMurray, lawyers for the Oil Sands Environmental Coalition (OSEC) filed a motion arguing the hearing, which will determine whether the project goes ahead, be adjourned based on Total's deficient environmental impact assessment.

Canadian law requires a cumulative impacts assessment to determine what the impacts of the project are when combined with other existing and planned development. Total's assessment, however, does not meet these requirements.

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First Nations leaders bring concerns over tar sands impacts to U.S. capital

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A delegation of indigenous leaders from Canada and the U.S. will hold a media briefing in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, September 22. The leaders are in the U.S. capital this week to discuss their concerns over the impacts of tar sands development with high-ranking officials in light of deliberations over the Keystone XL pipeline project Read more about First Nations leaders bring concerns over tar sands impacts to U.S. capital

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Water Matters and the Pembina Institute React: Noncompliance with tailings directive 074 continues

CALGARY, AB — Joe Obad, associate director of Water Matters, and Terra Simieritsch, policy analyst for the oil sands program for the Pembina Institute, responded to today's announcement that the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) has approved another tailings (the toxic liquid waste created by oil sands production) management plan, this time for Shell Canada’s Muskeg River Mine project: Read more about Water Matters and the Pembina Institute React: Noncompliance with tailings directive 074 continues

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Sierra Club Prairie Intervenes in TOTAL Hearings

Representatives to take part in TOTAL Joclyn North Tar Sands Hearings

EDMONTON  - Two representatives from Sierra Club Prairie will be participating in hearings for TOTAL's proposed Joclyn North Mine Project beginning 21st September 2010 in Fort McMurray AB and finishing up mid-October in Edmonton.

Dustin Johnson, Energy Campaigner for Sierra Club Prairie, and former Sierra Club of Canada Executive Director Stephen Hazell will both be participating in the hearing, and will be available for media comment throughout, and on site at the hearing for the first and third weeks. Read more about Sierra Club Prairie Intervenes in TOTAL Hearings

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Guide helps Alberta landowners get the most out of wind energy

EDMONTON, AB – The Pembina Institute has released a timely guide that describes what Alberta landowners need to know about wind power development in their communities.

Pembina's new Landowners' Guide to Wind Energy in Alberta helps landowners understand the many aspects of wind developments, including revenue streams, how developments are located, and the potential benefits and impacts on the environment, health and landowners. Read more about Guide helps Alberta landowners get the most out of wind energy

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Sierra Club Prairie comments on ERCB approval of Total Tar Sands Upgrader

Sheila Muxlow, Director with the Sierra Club Prairie, had the following to say regarding Alberta's Energy Resources and Conservation Board approval of Total's Tar Sands Upgrader in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. Read more about Sierra Club Prairie comments on ERCB approval of Total Tar Sands Upgrader

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Alberta for Sale? Premier Asked to Clarify Government’s ‘Prairies to Potatoes’ Position

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is asking for the Premier to clarify a statement made to the media by Minister of Sustainable Resource Development (SRD), Mel Knight, about funds generated by the proposed sale of native prairie Public Lands near Bow Island, Alberta. Sale and conversion of this land would destroy vital habitat for a number of endangered species. Read more about Alberta for Sale? Premier Asked to Clarify Government’s ‘Prairies to Potatoes’ Position

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