Media

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

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

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

Albertans could be on the hook for oilsands cleanup costs

Potential $15-billion liability unaccounted for

CALGARY, AB — Albertans could end up paying for costly oilsands cleanup, according to a report released today by the Pembina Institute.

Toxic Liability: How Albertans could end up paying for oilsands mine reclamation, outlines inadequacies in how the Government of Alberta calculates and collects the "damage deposit" from oilsands operators to cover oilsands mine reclamation. Read more about Albertans could be on the hook for oilsands cleanup costs

Greenpeace report challenges Canada’s need for dirty, risky fossil fuels

TORONTO — Greenpeace today released a comprehensive analysis of Canada’s energy potential that challenges the need for dirty oil from the tar sands and shows that Canada can create tens of thousands of green jobs, while providing over 90 per cent of the country’s electricity and heating needs from renewable sources by 2050. Read more about Greenpeace report challenges Canada’s need for dirty, risky fossil fuels

Environmental groups comment on meeting with U.S. House Speaker Pelosi and Congressman Markey

Dr. Marlo Raynolds and Dr. Rick Smith provide statements on outcomes of meeting with U.S. delegates

OTTAWA — Dr. Marlo Raynolds of the Pembina Institute and Dr. Rick Smith of Environmental Defence made the following statements following their meeting with U.S. Speaker of the House, the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, and the Honourable Edward Markey, Chairman of the Energy and Environment Sub-Committee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming: Read more about Environmental groups comment on meeting with U.S. House Speaker Pelosi and Congressman Markey

Environmental Groups Name Feds in Filing for Caribou Protection

EDMONTON — Environmental groups took steps today to ramp up pressure on the federal government to protect the province’s precious and declining caribou herds.

Ecojustice, on behalf of the Alberta Wilderness Association and the Pembina Institute, filed an application this morning for a federal judicial review, which asks the court to order Environment Minister Jim Prentice to recommend emergency protections for seven caribou herds in northeastern Alberta. Read more about Environmental Groups Name Feds in Filing for Caribou Protection

National Wildlife Area Missing from Proposed Endangered Owl Habitat Designation

Calgary. A proposal by the federal government that would limit habitat protection for the endangered Burrowing Owl has raised alarm among conservation groups. In a letter sent to Environment Minister Jim Prentice today, members of the Suffield Coalition voiced concern that his department’s apparently selective identification of critical habitat overlooks burrowing owls in the Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Suffield National Wildlife Area. Read more about National Wildlife Area Missing from Proposed Endangered Owl Habitat Designation

Pembina reacts to study showing oil sands mines contribute heavy metals to the Athabasca River

Simon Dyer, Oil Sands Program Director at the Pembina Institute, responded to the release of the paper "Oil sands development contributes elements toxic at low concentrations to the Athabasca River and its tributaries," published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

"This is the second peer-reviewed study that shows definitively that oil sands development is contributing to pollution of the Athabasca watershed. These studies clearly contradict the Government of Alberta claims that pollution in the Athabasca River is natural. Read more about Pembina reacts to study showing oil sands mines contribute heavy metals to the Athabasca River

Pages