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Pembina reacts to federal approval of Shell Jackpine mine expansion

CALGARY — Jennifer Grant, director of the Pembina Institute’s oilsands program, made the following comments in response to the release of the federal government’sdecision statement for the Shell Jackpine oilsands mine expansion project: Read more about Pembina reacts to federal approval of Shell Jackpine mine expansion

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New Roads, Cutblocks and Wells Undermine Little Smoky Caribou Critical Habitat

Significant new disturbance within caribou ranges in west central Alberta is destroying federally protected critical habitat and undermines chances for naturally sustaining caribou populations committed to by Alberta and federal governments. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) echoes residents’ concerns about these disturbances even as it looks for solutions within Alberta’s Little Smoky - A La Peche caribou range planning process. Read more about New Roads, Cutblocks and Wells Undermine Little Smoky Caribou Critical Habitat

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Alberta Wildlife Status Reports: Western Grebe & Hare-footed Locoweed

Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) and the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) have published two new Alberta Wildlife Status Reports: Read more about Alberta Wildlife Status Reports: Western Grebe & Hare-footed Locoweed

Funding Opportunity

Funding Opportunity: ACA Conservation, Community and Education Grants

Deadline: 
31 Jan 2014

Formerly the Grant Eligible Conservation Fund: Part A Conservation Support and Enhancement combined with the Hunter, Trapper and Angler Retention, Recruitment and Conservation Education grants. Read more about Funding Opportunity: ACA Conservation, Community and Education Grants

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Environmental Law Centre News Brief, November 25, 2013

The Environmental Law Centre has published the November 25, 2013 issue of News Brief.

Contents

  • Celebrating the many contributions of James Palmer, community leader and philanthropist
  • Alberta's new wetland policy: Baby steps in an adult world
  • Pembina ruling shines spotlight on need for reform
  • A confidential mess: The problem with confidentiality when cleaning up pollution
  • Other News from the Environmental Law Centre
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Tim Flannery on climate change and energy transition in Alberta

Alberta Climate Dialogue (ABCD) has posted video of Tim Flannery's recent talk in Calgary— part of the Low Carbon Leadership Speaker Series sponsored by ABCD & Clean Energy Canada. From the Alberta Climate Dialogue website:

Tim Flannery is the Chief of the Australian Climate Council, a new non-governmental organization providing information about the science of climate change. His books includeThe Future Eaters and the New York Times bestseller The Weather Makers—widely regarded as one of the pivotal public works on climate change.

In a candid conversation with Bob Page (Director of the Enbridge Centre for Corporate Sustainability at the University of Calgary and former chairman of the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy), Flannery shared successes and lessons from his nation’s experience in transitioning to a lower-carbon economy.

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Court rules Alberta improperly excluded Pembina Institute from oilsands regulatory process

EDMONTON — Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench has quashed a government decision not to allow the Pembina Institute and the Fort McMurray Environmental Association to participate in the regulatory review of a proposed oilsands project. Read more about Court rules Alberta improperly excluded Pembina Institute from oilsands regulatory process

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Federal Government Considers Extra Protection for Grizzlies

Conservation Groups Point out Benefits of Proposed Protection

The federal government is considering an extra layer of legal protection for the country’s grizzly bears, a move supported by three Alberta-based conservation groups, including AWA.

In 2012, Canada’s Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife (COSEWIC) recommended, for the second time in a decade, that Canada’s grizzly population be designated as “Species of Special Concern” under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). Canadians have the opportunity to comment on this proposal until October 4th, 2013. Read more about Federal Government Considers Extra Protection for Grizzlies

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