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Environmental groups call on Prime Minister to adopt Clean Air and Climate Change Act

Media Release

For release: March 30, 2007

Climate Action Network/Réseau action climat Canada is calling on the Government of Canada to immediately pass and implement the Clean Air and Climate Change Act (Bill C-30) as amended by a House of Commons legislative committee this week. The amended version contains most of the changes proposed jointly by environmental organizations in January, including regulations requiring our largest polluters to face “Kyoto-level” caps on their greenhouse gas emissions. Read more about Environmental groups call on Prime Minister to adopt Clean Air and Climate Change Act

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Environment Groups Sue to Block Federal Reliance on "Phantom" Mitigation for the Oil Sands

Media Release

Mar 30, 2007

Sierra Legal, on behalf of a coalition of environmental organizations, filed an application yesterday for a Federal Court judicial review of the Joint Panel report assessing the Imperial Oil Kearl Oil Sands project north of Fort McMurray, Alberta.

The Pembina Institute, Sierra Club of Canada, the Toxics Watch Society of Alberta, the Prairie Acid Rain Coalition and Sierra Legal will argue that the Joint Panel failed to properly do its job, and that a proper environmental review must take place before the federal government can decide whether to allow the Kearl Oil Sands project to proceed. Read more about Environment Groups Sue to Block Federal Reliance on "Phantom" Mitigation for the Oil Sands

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Canadians Subsidize Environmental Costs of Encana's Activities at Suffield

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: March 30, 2007

EnCana is destroying an environmentally significant area at fire sale prices and with lack of environmental oversight, charges a coalition of environmental groups. The groups are concerned that EnCana's proposal to drill more wells in the Suffield National Wildlife Area may leave Canadian taxpayers with the bill for the huge ecological cost to this priceless area. They are asking the federal government to prohibit all new industrial activities in the Suffield National Wildlife Area. Read more about Canadians Subsidize Environmental Costs of Encana's Activities at Suffield

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Racers Celebrate Earth Day

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: March 29, 2007

Alberta racers will start the season off this April with one wild run in celebration of their province's beautiful and diverse natural heritage at the 5th Annual Run for Wilderness.

Held at the Calgary Tower on April 21, 2007, as part of the Alberta Wilderness Association's 16th Annual Climb and Run for Wilderness, this is Calgary's premier Earth Day event for competitive and recreational runners alike. Read more about Racers Celebrate Earth Day

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Second Phase of Oil Sands Consultations Scheduled for Eight Communities

Government of Alberta Information Bulletin

March 22, 2007

Edmonton... A Multistakeholder Committee is moving ahead with the second phase of consultations to hear from Albertans on oil sands development. Slated to begin March 28, the Oil Sands Multistakeholder Committee (MSC) will again travel throughout the province to share the findings gathered in the Phase I Interim Report and garner additional feedback from Albertans. The findings from the first and second phases will be then be validated with First Nations and Métis. Read more about Second Phase of Oil Sands Consultations Scheduled for Eight Communities

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Call for Representatives: NRCB Technical Advisory Group

Please note: this is a different notice from one issued earlier for the Policy Advisory Group (PAG).

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The AEN has received a request to name environmental non-government (ENGO) representatives who would be interested inparticipating in technical discussions focused on specific issues associated with confined feeding operations (CFO's). The TAG would provide technical information to the PAG for their consideration and recommendation to the Natural Resources Conservation Board. Read more about Call for Representatives: NRCB Technical Advisory Group

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