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Media Release

Pembina reacts to the 2011 federal election outcome

Ed Whittingham, executive director of the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the results of the 2011 federal election:

"The Pembina Institute congratulates Conservative Leader Stephen Harper for winning his first majority government and Jack Layton in his new role as Leader of the Official Opposition. As a national non-partisan think tank, the Pembina Institute works with all governments and political parties to help move Canada toward a clean energy future that delivers economic prosperity, environmental protection and climate security.

"Mr. Harper's actions on climate change and clean energy to date have been inadequate relative to the need and the opportunity. To become a leader in the fast-growing clean energy economy, Canada must implement much stronger policies than the Conservative government has introduced so far or proposed in its campaign platform.

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Event

Alberta Environmental Monitoring Panel Public Meeting

May 6 2011 - 3:00pm

Presentation spaces are limited, please register ASAP

The Alberta Environmental Monitoring Panel will hold a public meeting on Friday, May 6, 2011 in Edmonton at the Coast Plaza Hotel.

The Panel would like to receive input on what Albertans would like to see in a world-class environmental monitoring, evaluation and reporting system. All input will be considered as the Panel develops the framework for an improved environmental monitoring evaluation and reporting system. Read more about Alberta Environmental Monitoring Panel Public Meeting

Location

Turner Valley Room, Coast Plaza Edmonton Hotel
10155 105 Street NW
Edmonton , AB
Call for Input

Call for Input: Alberta Environmental Monitoring System

Initiative: 
Alberta Environmental Monitoring System
Deadline: 
31 May 2011

While this is not a hard deadline, the Panel is expected to issue its report & recommendations in June 2011. Please make your submisssions ASAP.

Alberta’s independent Environmental Monitoring Panel is tasked with developing recommendations for a world-class environmental monitoring evaluation and reporting system. Read more about Call for Input: Alberta Environmental Monitoring System

Media Release

New report outlines solutions to improve oilsands management

19-point plan identifies policies required to protect the environment and restore Alberta’s international reputation

EDMONTON — The Alberta government could protect the environment and achieve responsible oilsands development by adopting key policy changes, recommended by the Pembina Institute in a report released today.

Solving the puzzle: environmental responsibility in oilsands development outlines 19 specific solutions available to help the Alberta government adequately address the environmental impacts of oilsands operations. The report recommends implementing specific policies to protect air, land and water, along with a credible approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and a world-class environmental monitoring system. Read more about New report outlines solutions to improve oilsands management

Media Release

Draft Athabasca Land Use Plan Infringes Treaty 8

First Nations in Oil Sands Region say that the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan does not protect enough land and resources to sustain their traditional livelihood and creates legal risk for Alberta

Fort McMurray -  Alberta Government’s Department of Sustainable Resource Development, headed by Minister Mel Knight, released the draft Lower Athabasca Region Plan (LARP).  The draft plan proposes a 16% increase to conservation areas in the oil sands region, which is significantly less than the recommendations from the Regional Advisory Council (RAC), who advised up to 32%, and considerably less than recommendations from First Nations.  Read more about Draft Athabasca Land Use Plan Infringes Treaty 8

Call for Input

Call for Input: Lower Athabasca Regional Plan

Initiative: 
Lower Athabasca Regional Plan
Deadline: 
6 Jun 2011

With the release yesterday of the draft Lower Athabasca Regional Plan (LARP), AEN members have been busy reviewing and responding to the plan. You can check out some of their reactions in our Media Releases section.

Accompanying the draft plan, the Alberta Land Use Secretariat has launched Phase 3 of their public and stakeholder consultations. Public and stakeholder consultation sessions will be held across the province in April and May (see below for dates and locations). If you are unable to attend any of these sessions, you can provide your feedback by completing the Lower Athabasca Integrated Regional Plan Workbook. Details can be found on the Land-use Framework website. Read more about Call for Input: Lower Athabasca Regional Plan

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