Oil Sands

Call for Input

Call for Comments: Jackpine Mine Expansion & Pierre River Mine Projects Public Consultation on Joint Review Agreements

Initiative: 
Jackpine Mine Expansion and Pierre River Mine Projects Public Consultation on Joint Review Agreements
Deadline: 
6 Apr 2011

On March 7, 2011, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) released for public comment draft agreements to establish joint panels with Alberta’s Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) for the environmental assessments of two oil sands projects: the Jackpine Mine Expansion and Pierre River Mine projects in northern Alberta. Read more about Call for Comments: Jackpine Mine Expansion & Pierre River Mine Projects Public Consultation on Joint Review Agreements

Media Release

Oil sands monitoring steps laid out by Alberta ENGO

Keys to regaining credibility include establishing baselines, asserting federal leadership, and maintaining scientific independence

The credibility of Alberta's and Canada's attempts to responsibly manage the environmental effects of oil sands development rests on responding to calls for improved monitoring of the Athabasca River. Today Water Matters, an Alberta-based water-policy think-tank, has released Replacing the Oil Sands' Regional Aquatic Monitoring Program (RAMP) with Effective Environmental Monitoring Solutions, providing recommendations for improving freshwater monitoring system between the Government of Canada and the province of Alberta. Read more about Oil sands monitoring steps laid out by Alberta ENGO

Call for Input

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Campaign

Initiative: 
Fossil Fuels Subsidies Counter

Climate Action Network Canada has created a Fossil Fuel Subsidies Counter that shows the amount of money per second in tax breaks going to some of the wealthiest companies on the planet. Please post the Counter far and wide and link it back to their Subsidies page on the Climate Action Network Canada website:

http://www.climateactionnetwork.ca/e/fossil-tax-breaks/index.php

And instructions for posting it on websites:

http://www.climateactionnetwork.ca/e/fossil-tax-breaks/index.php?WEBYEP_... Read more about Fossil Fuel Subsidies Campaign

Event

Oilsands Visionaries Speakers Series: Dr. Peter Silverstone and the World's Greenest Oil

Mar 15 2011 - 11:30pm to Mar 16 2011 - 1:30am

Visionary

Dr. Peter Silverstone
Author of World's Greenest Oil

Panelists

  • TBA (Government)
  • TBA (Suncor)
  • TBA (First Nations)

For further information, please contact Avnish Nanda ([email protected] or 780-884-2590) or Alastair Fraser ([email protected]). Read more about Oilsands Visionaries Speakers Series: Dr. Peter Silverstone and the World's Greenest Oil

Location

TBA Edmonton , AB
Event

Oilsands Visionaries Speakers Series: Dr. Andrew Leach

Mar 4 2011 - 2:00am to 4:00am

Visionary

Dr. Andrew Leach
Energy, Environment, & Resource Economics Professor with the Alberta School of Business and author of the blog Rescuing the Frog

Panelists

For further information, please contact Avnish Nanda ([email protected] or 780-884-2590) or Alastair Fraser ([email protected]). Read more about Oilsands Visionaries Speakers Series: Dr. Andrew Leach

Location

University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Story

Oilsands Visionaries Speakers Series

February 17 • March 3 • March 17
University of Alberta

Oilsands Visionaries, is an unprecedented, three part speakers series that invites the world's leading experts on the Alberta Oilsands to share their perspectives on the future of the resource. Presenting before a multi-stakeholder panel, three different speakers will outline the major challenges confronting the Alberta Oilsands and their solutions to overcome them. The panel — made up of industry, government, public policy, and environmental leaders — will provide a critical reflection of the visions outlined from their unique perspectives, assessing the viability and scope of the solutions presented. Read more about Oilsands Visionaries Speakers Series

Event

Oilsands Visionaries Speakers Series: Satya Das and Green Oil

Feb 18 2011 - 2:00am to 4:00am

Visionary

Satya Das
Author of Green Oil

Panelists

Snacks and beverages will be provided. This is the Oilsands Visionaries first speaker as part of its three part speakers' series. Additional information regarding future speakers will be made available shortly. For any further information, please contact Avnish Nanda ([email protected] or 780-884-2590) or Alastair Fraser ([email protected]). Read more about Oilsands Visionaries Speakers Series: Satya Das and Green Oil

Location

ETLC Solarium, 2nd Floor
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Event

The Duck Stops Here! Do tailings ponds trump migratory bird protection? (Webinar)

Feb 28 2011 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Syncrude ducks trial last year was among the most sensational environmental trials of the last decade, resulting in the most significant environmental fine in Canada.

This webinar will focus on what the trial means in the context of migratory bird protection and what it says about the legality of tailings ponds under theMigratory Birds Protection Act. What issues did the Syncrude trial resolve and what issues remain unanswered in the wake of the decision? Read more about The Duck Stops Here! Do tailings ponds trump migratory bird protection? (Webinar)

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