Action Alert: Register for Provincial Oil Sands Consultations

Sierra Club of Canada

The Alberta Tar Sands are one of the biggest social and ecological challenges in North America, fueling climate change, destroying our Boreal Forest, and drying up our mighty rivers. Albertans will carry all the costs while the party moves South. The time to set a new vision for Alberta's Energy Policy is now! Join the Sierra Club in our call for a moratorium on new developments in Alberta's Tar sands and find out how you can help create an safe energy future that we can all live with!

There will be public hearings on the Tar sands Alberta in March and April that will define the future of our province and you need to be a part of them. Here is how!

Locations, Dates and Times of the Oil Sands Consultations

Note: Date for Calgary public meeting has been revised to APRIL 23-24th! So folks from Lethbridge - want to come? Details below!

Fort McMurray
Merit Hotel, 8200 Franklin Ave
March 28, 2007
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Holiday Inn Express, 10010-104 Street
April 3-4, 2007
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Bonnyville Agriplex, 50 Avenue and Highway 28
April 10, 2007
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Wabasca Community Hall
April 11, 2007
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Fort Chipewyan
Mamawi Community Hall
April 12, 2007
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Peace River
Peace Valley Inns Hotel, 9609 – 101 Street
April 16, 2007
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Calgary - Note: Revised Date
The Metropolitan Conference Centre, 333 – 4th Ave SW
April 23-24, 2007
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Registering to Present

Individuals and organizations that wish to present a submission in any of the locations must register at least 48 hours prior to the start of meetings at that location. Only one presentation per organization is permitted at any venue, and presentation times are limited to a maximum of 15 minutes.

Presentation order and number of presenters will be determined on a time-stamped “first-registered” basis. Submissions from the floor will be allowed if there is sufficient time and will be conducted on a “first-registered upon arrival” basis.

All presentations must be made verbally and no presentation aides will be allowed (overheads, PowerPoint projectors, etc.). Any handouts will be the responsibility of the party making the submission. Presenters are requested to also provide an electronic copy of their submission for the Multistakeholder Committee.

You may register and send electronic submissions by e-mail to [email protected].

Individuals who do not have e-mail may register by calling toll-free 1-877-644-4695 (within North America). If there are any changes in the process, we will be updating the website and attempting to notify those registered.

Sending Written Submissions

The Panel will receive copies of written submissions, which may be provided in addition to or instead of verbal presentations. Providers of written submissions are requested to send an electronic copy of the submission through our e-mail address. Alternatively, if electronic copies are not feasible, written submissions may be provided by mail. Submissions will be accepted by the Panel until end of the day, April 24, 2007.

The Panel will not distribute copies of written submissions, however presenters may provide copies to anyone they wish.

SIGN UP ASAP TO SPEAK AT THE CONSULTATIONS! The government of Alberta needs to hear the message loud and clear that we need a moratorium on harmful tarsands development and that Albertans want a stable climate and a clean energy future.